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Celebrating Fr Colin’s Birthday

7 August Text by the Editor Photos: Fr Ron Nissen SM Jean-Claude Colin, the founder of the Society of Mary, was born on 7 August 1790 in Barbery, in the Beaujolais region of central France. He was the eighth of nine children born to Jacques Colin and his wife Marie, née Gonnet. The other children […]

Celebrating Fourvière Day – 23 July

Early in the morning on 23 July 1816, twelve men crossed the Saône River in the city of Lyons, France. They were making their way from St Irenaeus diocesan seminary to the top of the hill of Fourvière. On the previous day, some of them had been ordained to the priesthood. The rest of them […]

Something Old – Something New

Part 4 of 7 A Possible Marist Integral Ecology  Part 3 The third of three Circles: ‘to act justly’ Framework 1. Circle 3: Mission in an Eco-Conscious World In our first article we reflected on ‘walking humbly with God’ [Micah 6:8] — personal holiness — the first of three inter-related, and inter-connected circles, for a possible Marist […]

November

The General Council of the Society of Mary, Rome Frs Albert Kabala (Cameroon), Juan Carlos Piňa (Mexico), John Harhager (USA), John Larsen (District of Asia, Superior General), Patrick Devlin (Asia, Secretary General), and Bernard McKenna (Oceania Province) An important message for subscribers who do not live in New Zealand As from this month, we can […]

Fr Colin’s Cause – A Long and Winding Road

Part 1 of 3 Compiled by the Editor This article, and those following in August and September, is based on the work of Fr Ronald Nissen SM in his Chronology of the Cause for Beatification of Jean-Claude Colin, and from his article in the MM in March 2018. Fr Ron writes, “I am especially grateful […]

The Town of Le Puy in Early Marist History

Part 1 of 2 Forty years after he heard Mary’s call to form the Society of Mary, Jean-Claude Courveille wrote to Gabriel-Claude Mayet in February 1852. He gave this account of what he “heard” from Our Lady: “Here is what I want. I have always imitated my Divine Son in everything. I followed Him to […]

Of Choice and of Discernment

Prayerful Reflection with the movie The Children Act If the movie Of Gods and Men (2010) illustrates perfectly what is meant by ‘group discernment’, then The Children Act (2018) can be said to illustrate perfectly how ‘choice’ on a personal level is not necessarily discernment. Before getting into what is missing from The Children Act […]

MM 50 Years Ago

A ceremony that had not taken place in the Far North (of New Zealand) since the 40s of last century was repeated at Whangarei on Saturday 7 February. In those times pioneer Fathers and Brothers sometimes arrived on the mission field before Profession, completing their novitiate during the long shipboard voyage from Europe. Brother Philip […]

The Annunciation and Us

In his General Audience of 23 October 2013, Pope Francis said, At the Annunciation, the Messenger of God calls Mary ‘full of grace’ and reveals his plan to her. Mary answers ‘yes’, and from that moment Mary’s faith receives new light: it is concentrated on Jesus, the Son of God, who took flesh from her […]

October

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