Marist Brothers mark bicentenary in South Canterbury

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Marist Brothers.

Among other things they will be having a celebration of the event in South Canterbury on 9 and 10 September.

The Brothers had a special connection with South Canterbury. A school was established in Timaru in 1890 and for many years the brothers’ special year of spiritual formation (noviciate) took place in what is now known as Claremont Castle.

Some of the Brothers will be attending the celebration. As well as visiting Claremont, there will be a Mass in Sacred Heart Basilica and a visit to the Brothers’ graves in Temuka Read more

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