Posts Tagged ‘Marist Brothers’

Once a Brother teaching in Gisborne, now the Parish Priest

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

A former teacher has returned to the coastal town of Gisborne after four decades away, but now as their parish priest! Delighting longtime residents, Fr Mark Field recently began his new role as parish priest at St Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Field was a familiar face in the town from the late Read more

Marists leaving prime inner-city Sydney parish

Monday, August 29th, 2022
Church Hill

After 150 years at St Patrick’s Church Hill in Sydney, Marist priests are planning to leave. Archbishop Anthony Fisher has publicly thanked the Marist Fathers for their decades of service at the church. St Patrick’s is the oldest church still in continuous use in New South Wales. The Marist Fathers were entrusted with the Church Read more

Haunted South Island Monastery up for sale

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

A building near Timaru that has a Historic Places Category 2 listing with Heritage New Zealand is once again up for sale. Robert Young, the vendor, says he has researched the history of Claremont Castle. But he hasn’t traded on any ghost stories as has the former owner, Mr West. In 2001, West offered $100 Read more

First female principal for St Joseph’s College Alafua

Monday, November 20th, 2017

For the first time St. Joseph’s Alafua, Samoa, has a female principal. Since it was founded in 1950 the principal has always been a Marist Brother. 44-year-old laywoman Susitina Maletino Levao replaces Br Bryan Stanaway, who resigned for medical reasons last year. A mother of one child, Ms Levao has a long history with the college Read more

Marist Brothers mark bicentenary in South Canterbury

Monday, August 28th, 2017

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 Read more

Marist Brothers bicentennial celebrated in Suva

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Last week schools that are part of the Marist Brothers family marked the bicentennial of the founding of Marist Brothers and the 80th anniversary of the establishment of Marist Brothers High School. On Friday, the archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong was accorded a traditional welcoming ceremony in front of a crowd of over 800 Read more

Marist Brothers celebrate 200th anniversary

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Marist Brothers

On Saturday Bishop Patrick Dunn celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving in St Patrick’s Cathedral to mark the 200th anniversary of the Marist Brothers. They were founded in France by St Marcellin Champagnat in 1817. Marist brothers accompanied Bishop Pompallier when he began his mission in the South West Pacific in 1838. In 1876 a community Read more

Marist Brothers’ schools in Apia get new principals

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Marist Brothers Primary School in Mulivai, and St Joseph’s College in Alafua have new principals Brother Siaosi Ioane has been appointed principal of Marist Brothers’ Primary School, Mulivai for 2017 – 2019. He is no stranger to this position as he was the principal of Marist Primary from 2000 to 2002. Aside from postings overseas, Read more

Brother Humphrey…81 not out

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

At 81-years-young, a glance at Brother Humphrey O’Connor’s eyes reveals that despite of his age, the man still has preserved the sparkle of his youth which inspired many young Samoans over the last decades to make something out of their lives. “I’ve been teaching for 61 years now, and I am still enjoying it,” he Read more

Former Marist brother who was top educator dies in Samoa

Friday, March 18th, 2016

A former Marist Brother who was hailed as an outstanding educator in Samoa has died. Patrick Buckley, known in his early days as Br Fintan, died in Samoa in early March. Mr Buckley’s career saw him teaching primary, secondary and tertiary students in New Zealand and Samoa. He had a reputation as an innovative educator Read more