Posts Tagged ‘Society of Mary’

Educationalist, mathematician and priest

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Father John O’Neill died in Wellington on Wednesday, August 28. He made a significant contribution to education in New Zealand not just in Catholic Schools, but nationally. O’Neill was a teacher at St Patrick’s College in Wellington from 1953 until 1981. In 1960 he took a break from teaching to attend Cambridge University, returning to 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

Challenge 2000 – New base for youth and family development agency

Monday, March 6th, 2017
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The purchase of a property in Johnsonville to be used as a base and outreach centre for Challenge 2000, has been announced by Fr David Kennerley sm, Provincial of the Society of Mary, and Steve O’Connor, Challenge 2000 Director. Kennerley said, ‘As part of our ongoing support of Challenge 2000 and commitment to working with Read more

St Mary’s Savalalo celebrates Marist Family’s 200th anniversary

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

St. Mary’s School at Savalalo, in Samoa, has ended the school term with a commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Marist Family. The Marist Family is made up of the Marist Brothers, Marist Sisters, Marist Fathers and Brothers, Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary and Marist Laity. The school was divided into four Read more

Logos Youth Development Project has new leader

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Last Saturday, forty staff, volunteers, friends and supporters of the Logos Project in Auckland attended a Mass at which Jennifer Martinez was commission as the leader of the Logos Project. Martinez has worked at The Logos project for more than ten years. “The experiences and opportunities I received in my younger years have had a 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

NZ Marist Fathers launch donations drive for Fiji

Friday, March 4th, 2016

The Marist Fathers in New Zealand are accepting donations to alleviate people’s suffering and aid the re-establishment of their lives in Fiji. New Zealand Marist Mission promoter, Fr Tim Duckworth, SM, confirmed the move on Tuesday evening. “The people of Fiji are resilient, but in many cases will have to start again from the foundations,” Fr Read more

Leading travel website rates Mission fare tops

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

One of the world’s leading travel websites has put Hawke’s Bay in its top 10 for possessing what it calls one of New Zealand’s finest restaurants – which went down very well at Mission Restaurant in Greenmeadows, which got the nod for the list. The annual Travellers’ Choice Awards staged by the US-based site, Trip Read more

Cardinal Dew thanks Marists as 170 years in Otaki ends

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, has announced that as from 1 February 2016, the Archdiocese will take responsibility for the pastoral care of the parish of Saints Mary and Joseph in Otaki and Levin. Dew has thanked the priests and brothers of the Society of Mary for their pastoral care and leadership in Read more

Society of Mary leaving Manawatu at end of 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015

The Society of Mary is leaving Manawatu. They will leave Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Palmerston North, at the end of 2015. A consequence of this decision is the Society will also scale back its support of Hato Paora College. “The decision to finish reflects our need to consolidate our apostolates and to prioritise our ministries,” Marist Read more