The Marist Messenger is a spiritual monthly magazine published by the Society of Mary, New Zealand. It was first published in 1929.
The Marist Messenger is by Fr Kevin Head SM. You’re invited to apply for a free sample of the latest issue by emailing Joanne Oliver, the Messenger’s office secretary, with your name and address.
Subscription and contact details are available from the Marist Messenger.
Most recent Marist Messenger Articles
‘Parish Priest to all New Zealand’ Part 1 of 3 It was a quick and peaceful death. On the 21st of September 1876, Father Jean Baptiste Petitjean SM knelt at the altar of St Mary’s Cathedral in Thorndon, Wellington, to pray his evening Office. Within a few minutes he was seen to slump to the […]
It was great to have a lesson from my seven year old grandson
The Way of Darkness God in “The Cloud of Unknowing” Part 2 of 2 By Fr Craig Larkin SM, 1943 - 2015 “The Cloud of Unknowing” A classic work of English spirituality in the apophatic tradition Written in the 14th century by an unknown author, probably a Carthusian monk, “The Cloud of Unknowing” was addressed […]
in Early Society of Mary History Part 2 of 2 Text and photos by the Editor The Marists conducted missions in 27 parishes in the Bugey region of France between 1825 and 1829. The first three were in La Balme, Corlier and Izenave (see last month’s MM). In 1825, Bishop Devie moved the Marists from […]
Part 2 of 4 In 1896, our Founder, Fr Marcellin Champagnat, was declared Venerable, Fr Chanel having been beatified in 1889. By this time, teaching brothers had been present in the Pacific for some twenty-five years and in New Zealand for twenty. The congregation was in a state of rapid expansion. Just three years had […]