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On Friday 18 January, ten men began their Society of Mary novitiate in Eden, Davao, Philippines. They are pictured below. From left to right: Fr Fernando Ingente SM, novice master (Philippines), Seremaia Turagabeci (NZ), Mark Emzee Lazaga (Philippines), Joel Ama (Cameroon), Hemi Ropata (NZ), Fr Jacob Aba SM, formator (Solomon Islands), Fabrice Souga (Cameroon), Paul […]

SMSM — Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary

Collaborators in Continuing the Mission of Mary in the Church (2) If SMSM became an official branch of the Marist family in the Church and able to continue the work of Mary as women who are missionaries, Marists and religious, it was due to the active role of the Society of Mary. The Society of Mary […]

A New Bishop for Wallis and Futuna

On Christmas Eve last year, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Ghislain de Rasilly SM as bishop of Wallis and Futuna. Bishop Ghislain had led the diocese since 2005. The Holy Father appointed Fr Susitino Sionepoe SM as Bishop Ghislain’s successor.  Bishop-elect Susitino was born in Hihifo, Wallis Island, on 4 January 1965. He […]


Kenneth Akua SM was ordained deacon by Bishop Thomas Burns SM in Rome on 3 November 2018. Kenneth, who is from Cameroon, is the first Marist seminarian to progress to the fourth year of theology studies in Rome. He has begun a License in Dogmatic Theology at the Gregorian University and is taking part in […]


Fr Anthony Corcoran SM has been elected as provincial of the Australian Province of the Society of Mary. He has been a member of the General Administration in Rome since 2006, when he took up the role of Secretary General. He will finish his service in Rome by 1 November 2018, and then take up […]

The City of Lyons in Early Marist History (2)

A number of buildings in the city of Lyons are significant in early Marist history. The Cathedral of St John the Baptist This Cathedral is in ‘old Lyons’, directly beneath the hill of Fourvière. Building began in 1180 above the ruins of a 6th century church and was completed in 1476. It is the seat […]

Discovering the Society of Mary in New Zealand

Fr Paul Walsh SM is an Assistant General for the Society of Mary. He recently visited New Zealand for the first time and wrote about his time here for the Provincial Newsletter. In writing about his trip he gives a brief snapshot of the works of the Society in New Zealand. This is an edited […]

Thursday 13 September

St John Chrysostom 1 Corinthians 8:1-7, 11-13; Psalm 139; Luke 6:27-38 Generous mercy Even a great saint would be the first to say that God is a God of surprises and that we can never say that we know all there is to know about God. What our Gospel wants to make sure that we […]

Fr Jean- Claude Colin in Rome (3)

The Third Visit: July-August 1846 In June 1846, Fr Colin heard that Propaganda Fide had added Wallis, Futuna and Tonga to Bishop Pompallier’s responsibilities. Taken aback by this turn of events, Fr Colin wanted to speak directly with authorities in Rome about what was going on, and about other issues to do with the mission […]

Br Raymond (Anthony John) Kelleher SM

Born in Oamaru 15 February 1938 Professed 15 August 1957 Died in Hawkes Bay on 26 June 2018 Thanks to Fr John Walls SM, for this summary of his eulogy. Anthony John Kelleher’s life trip began in Oamaru, 80 years ago. He attended local schools, including St Kevin’s and from there went to the Minor […]