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Marist Spirituality – An Introduction – Part 10

A Spirit and a Body

Novena of Prayer for Vocations

It has been a tradition for members of the Society of Mary to pray during the nine days up to the Feast of St Peter Chanel for vocations to the Society of Mary and the Church. We are all called by our baptism and we pray for all vocations, but during this novena we are […]

Advice from Fr Colin to Peter Chanel

Peter Chanel had already been a priest of the diocese of Belley for three years when he asked to join the Society of Mary at the beginning of 1831. He would have been influenced by his strong Marian devotion, conveyed in his motto, ‘To love Mary and make her loved’, and by the prospect of […]

MM 50 Years Ago

St Peter Chanel He was the first martyr of Oceania. He shed his blood for the cause of Christ close to our shores and his remains rested for seven years at Russell in the Bay of Islands. St Peter Chanel was martyred on Futuna Island to the north of New Zealand on 28 April 1841. […]

Marist Messenger 1948 – 1958

This article aims to convey something of the spirit and ‘flavour’ of the magazine while Fr Kevin McGrath continued as editor. 1948 March The first American Superior General of the Society of Mary, Fr Alcime Cyr SM, “now spiritual father of 1,500 Members of the Society of Mary throughout the world”, was elected. June Fr […]

The St Peter Chanel Shrine, Cuet, France

Text and photos by the editor unless otherwise indicated When Peter Chanel was born on 12 July 1803, the church in Cuet had been deconsecrated, having been ransacked during the Revolution. So Peter was baptised in the village of Cras four days after his birth. The parish of Cuet was re-established only in 1847, so […]

Friday 28 April

St Peter Chanel, Proto-Martyr of Oceania, Patron Saint of New Zealand Acts 13:44-52; Psalm 96; John 15:12-17 Men to inspire St Peter Chanel and Br Marie Delorme-Nizier were chosen by the Lord, sent to the ends of the earth to be a light to the nations, to bear fruit that would last. In the face […]

Why Saints’ Names Matter! – St Peter Chanel

Aunt Whina Cooper, upon being told that l was named Peter Chanel grabbed me and hugged me and said, ‘Mark my word, you’ll be a priest!’

The First Martyr of Oceania – St Peter Chanel

Underlying his approach was his personal motto, ‘To love Mary and bring others to love her.’

Monday 28 April

feast of St Peter Chanel Acts 2:42-47, Ps 96, Mark 1:14-20 The foolishness of God So many of the choices and decisions we make must pass the tests of good logic and common sense. But God’s ways are not the same as ours. The choice that the first disciples of Jesus made to leave their […]