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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 […]


        The new Provincial of the Society of Mary in Oceania as from 1 January this year is Fr Setefano Mataele sm, who is from Tonga. His deputy is Fr Susitino Sionepoe sm, from Wallis-Futuna. Fr Setefano took over the provincialate from Fr Bernard (Ben) McKenna sm, an Australian from Tasmania, who […]

A New Superior General for the Society of Mary

On 30 September, Fr John Larsen sm became the new Superior General of the Society of Mary, succeeding Fr John Hannan sm. Fr Larsen was born in 1955 in Auckland, New Zealand, and entered the Society of Mary in 1976. He taught for five years at St. Patrick’s College, Silverstream, before volunteering for the wider mission […]

The General Chapter of the Society of Mary

in September and October this year, Marists from all over the world will meet in Rome to have the once-in-eight-years assembly of the Society of Mary

Pā Hohepa’s Dream (1)

Pa Hohepa, Fr Delach

St Marcellin Champagnat 1789 — 1840

I joined a group of students saddened at the chaotic and depressed state of the Church in post-Revolutionary France, and together we forged the shape of a new kind of priesthood


Congratulations to Br Adrien Lemo sm, pictured above, who celebrated his 50th Anniversary of Profession on 4 February 2017 at Lano and Finetomai, Wallis. Also on 4 February, at Marist College, Suva, Fiji, two men made their Final Profession in the Society of Mary. They are Mika Tuilau, above left, from Fiji; and Peter Puamae, […]

Māori and the Marists

The history of the Marists and Māori in New Zealand is woven through the history of Aotearoa/New Zealand like a harakeke leaf in a kete.

Tuesday 2 August

Jeremiah 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22; Ps 102; Matthew 14:22-36 Your Eucharistic Kingdom Come The heading of this reflection is the motto of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Peter Julian Eymard was a member of the Society of Mary for 14 years before founding the Blessed Sacrament Fathers. It is our prayer and pastoral activity that […]

From Fourvière to Ross

Fourvière On 23 July 1816 twelve men committed themselves to forming a religious congregation of ‘Mary-ists.’ They did this in the Chapel of the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière in Lyon, France. A good part of this issue of the Marist Messenger is devoted to remembering and celebrating this event. The commitment those men […]