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The Bugey – in Early Society of Mary History – (Part 1 of 2)

The Bugey The Bugey region is part of the range of mountains in eastern France between Lyons and Geneva. It is situated in a loop of the Rhone River in the southeast of the Department of Ain. It was in this region that Marists conducted missions in 27 parishes, some of which had no priest […]

A Short History of the Marist Brothers – Part 1 of 4

The year 2017 marked 200 years since the foundation of the Marist Brothers at La Valla. 1816 marked 200 years since the foundation of the Society of Mary, the umbrella of our Marist Family of congregations, at Fourvière. And in 2013 we celebrated 175 years of Marist presence in the Pacific. This article and those […]

August

A new Provincial for New Zealand Congratulations to Fr Timothy Duckworth SM, who has been elected as Provincial of the Society of Mary in New Zealand. He will succeed  Fr David Kennerley SM, who will have completed a six-year term as Provincial in January 2020. Fr Duckworth is currently Vicar-Provincial and Provincial Bursar. He has […]

July

The Superior General of the Society of Mary, Fr John Larsen SM, was in New Zealand in April for meetings with Marists in Auckland and Wellington. He was here to talk about the future of the Society in New Zealand and around the world. Fr Larsen is a New Zealander by birth. He is a […]

Marist Messenger 1934 — 1947

By the Editor Since it began, the Marist Messenger has carried a wealth of information about Pacific, New Zealand and Australian Church history, about Marist history, ministry among Māori, and about Marist and Church personalities. There was also a wide range of devotional material and poetry. This article aims to convey something of the spirit […]

Marist Messenger — the Early 1930s

By the Editor In the 1930s, the Marist Messenger carried a wealth of information about Pacific, New Zealand and Australian Church history, about Marist history, ministry among Māori, and about Marist and Church personalities. There was also a wide range of devotional material and poetry. This article conveys something of the spirit and ‘flavour’ of […]

April

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 […]

February

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 […]