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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 […]

St Patrick’s Church, Sydney (6) Anniversary Year 2018 – Charles O’Neill

From: www.vinnies.org.au with additional notes by Michael Whelan SM Charles Gordon O’Neill was born in Glasgow in 1828. He was an engineer who led the St Vincent de Paul Society in the Western Districts of Scotland between 1859 and 1863. He moved to New Zealand in 1863 and became then one of the foremost civil […]

St Patrick’s Church, Sydney (4)

Marist Brothers On July 23, 1816, twelve seminarians, aged between 20 and 34, eight having been ordained the previous day, climbed the steep steps to the top of the hill of Fourvière, Lyons, and there, in the small chapel dedicated to Our Lady, they promised to work at beginning a new religious order in the […]

After the Resurrection in Stained Glass

Luke tell us that on the same day that Jesus rose, He appeared to walk with Cleopas and another disciple on the road to Emmaus. This window [1] from St Genes-des-Carnes, Clermont-Ferand, France shows what the encounter might have been like. When they arrived at the entrance to Emmaus, the disciples invited the stranger to […]

Jesus and the Sea in Stained Glass

This issue of the Messenger has those who work at sea as its focus, so it is a good chance to see how Jesus and the sea, namely the Sea of Galilee, have been portrayed in stained glass.


MM’s Glen McCullough receives an award at the ACPA conference in September. ARPA 2016 In the Australasian Religious Press Association awards held in September in Sydney, Tricia O’Donnell won a Bronze Award for her ‘accomplishments, contribution and outstanding performance’ in the category Best Profile Story. ACPA 2016 In the Australasian Catholic Press Association awards, in […]

Prayerful Church in Sydney’s Chinatown

Located on a busy street a couple of blocks away from the Sydney Town Hall in the heart of Chinatown, you would be forgiven for not recognising St Peter Julian’s as a church. According to their website, “St Peter Julian’s Church is a Eucharistic shrine in the pastoral care of the Blessed Sacrament Congregation in […]