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‘Come and See’ at Marist Seminary

On the weekend of Palm Sunday, a ‘Come and See’ experience was held at Marist Seminary, Auckland. The purpose of the weekend is to introduce interested young men to the formation community and theological college.  The weekend was postponed from an earlier date due to the shift of the formation house from Hopetoun Street to […]

Marist Vocation Year

Addressing Marists on the anniversary of the death of Venerable Jean-Claude Colin on 15 November last year, the Marist Superior General, Fr John Larsen SM officially opened the Marist Year of Vocations. In a video presentation, Fr Larsen welcomed viewers “to our Year of Vocations for Marists throughout the world, and to everyone who shares […]

Saturday 4 August

St John Vianney Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24; Psalm 69, Matthew 14:1-12 Loving kindness of three servants Suzanne Aubert is a saint. The Roman office responsible for canonisations will eventually confirm what we all know. Suzanne and John Vianney had a profound connection. He encouraged her dream of serving God when others didn’t. The spiritual bond between […]


The 4th Sunday of Easter, 17 April, is a day of prayer for vocations in the Church, and in the nine days leading up to the Feast of St Peter Chanel on 28 April, members of the Society of Mary pray for vocations to the Marist family. You are invited to pray for vocations to […]

The Mission Month

In his recent letter to the world ‘Laudato Si’ the pope has called on the faithful for a new effort to carry the message of God’s love and mercy to the world. The Holy Spirit has been doing this since the time St Peter and the Apostles preached on the morning after Pentecost. After two […]

Wednesday 17 September

1 Cor 12: 31- 13: 13; Psalm 33; Luke 7: 31-35 Be all and end all St Therese’s take on our first Reading is the best. “I understood that it was love alone that made the Church’s members act, that if Love ever became extinct, apostles would not preach the Gospel and martyrs would not […]

Tuesday 8 July

Hosea 8:4-7, 11-13;Ps 115; Matthew 9:32-38 Vocations “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few” Has there ever been more need for ‘labourers’ in Australasia? We now have two priests looking after three mass centers. Previously there were six. The religious have mostly gone from the schools and hospitals. The lack of vocations and […]

World Day of Prayer for Vocations, May 11th

“Dear Brothers and Sisters, 1. The Gospel says that ‘Jesus went about all the cities and villages… When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; pray therefore […]


A common question in my childhood was “What are you going to be when you grow up?” This is a question that all have to face sooner or later. The ability to dream of an occupation can stretch from the sublime to the ridiculous.   In the end a person’s   occupation is often shaped […]