Posts Tagged ‘Marist’

Manslaughter charge after death at Marist Rugby Club

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

An Invercargill man is facing a charge of manslaughter after the death of Chanel Henwood at a birthday party on February 10. The 32-year-old man charged with assault in relation to the death of a 27-year-old man at the Marist Rugby Club in Invercargill is now facing a charge of manslaughter. He is expected to appear Read more

Fr John Larsen elected to top post in the Society of Mary

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

A New Zealand priest has been elected superior general of the Marist Fathers and Brothers (Society of Mary). Fr John Larsen is a member of the Society’s district of Asia and has been on loan to its international formation programme based in Rome. He succeeds Fr John Hannan and is the first non-European to hold the position in Read more

Jessica Bryan, teacher at St Patrick’s Silverstream, on being Marist

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Jessica Bryan grew up in Sydney, where her family has close historical links to St Patrick’s Church Hill. Jess attended Marist Sisters’ College, Woolwich, and in her last year at school, having attended Marist Youth Leader in Christchurch, she was invited to join the Marist Youth Leader team. Over the next five years, while she Read more

St Peter Chanel, the first martyr of Oceania

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

St Peter Chanel was born on 12 July 1803, the fifth of eight children, in a farming family with a small-holding in south-eastern France. The area was still troubled by the political instability that followed the Revolution. That, plus the need to help on the farm, meant his primary schooling was rather fragmented. In his Read more

Father David Gledhill – Pākehā priest among Māori

Friday, April 1st, 2016

In his last year at school David Gledhill was asked about his future plans. Put on the spot, David admitted that he was considering study for the priesthood… “I thought ‘I’ll give it a go. They’ll discover I’m not suitable. Then I’ll go home and get on with the rest of my life’.” But they never Read more

Rugby ball and bible have been the cement in Tongan society

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

“The Christian (sic) Brothers took rugby to the islands and a combination of ball and bible has been the cement in Tongan society ever since,” according to Mike Averis, writing in the Guardian. He may possibly be referring to the Marist Brothers, and the Marist Fathers, many of whom played a prominent part in rugby Read more

Serving the poor: Fr Frank Bird s.m.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Fr Frank is a Marist Priest in Ranong, Thailand, working at the Marist Mission, serving among the poor. He shares his story. I’ve never felt happier. Restless. Yes, that perhaps sums up in a word a spirit led journey. I turned 40 a year ago and realised each year I was becoming a bit more Read more

Former Marist seminarians reuniting to see where their mission is taking them now

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Marist seminarians from the 1970’s onwards are being invited to a reunion with a purpose; to see where their mission is taking them now. “Our years at Mount St Mary’s were some of the most memorable of our lives. Let’s re-live the memories, re-invigorate the friendship and share where our Mission is taking us now”, Read more

Locals protest loss of Marist Sisters

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Whangaroa’s Catholic community has collected more than 400 signatures on a petition requesting the Marist sisters remain in Waitaruke. The sisters have been in Waitaruke, a settlement on State Highway 10 north of Kaeo, in the north of New Zealand since 1928. Parishioner Jeanette Kinneally said she suspected the decision had been made, but the Read more

Marist Family marks 175 years in the NZ and the Pacific

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

It has been 175 Years since the first Marist mission to Oceania and Aotearoa New Zealand. To celebrate this and coinciding with the close of the Year of Faith and the Year of Colin, people from all branches of the Marist family in the Auckland Diocese gathered at Manurewa on Sunday 17th November. Marist Brothers Read more