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
The bee is more honoured than other animals, not because she labours, but because she labours for others. St John Chrysostom I’ve been pollinating our household chili plant with a paint brush. I twirl the small brush in the flowers on the chili plant and hope for the best. I have to do this because, […]
Part 1 of 7 Introduction The Interior Castle is St Teresa’s masterpiece and one of the greatest books ever written about prayer. It is her most ordered and mature work, written in 1577 and taking six months to complete. It was said that those who observed her during this time saw a glowing radiance about […]
The Pride of South Canterbury The first church in Temuka, South Canterbury, was established with the arrival of the Marist, Fr. Louis Fauvel SM. It was a simple wooden building with a shingle roof, built as waves of settlers came into the area. In 1879, Fr Henneberry OSD, the famous missionary, visited. He encouraged locals […]
The “I confess ...” at the beginning of Mass reminds us of our sins. Maybe, as we grow older, the likelihood of ‘sins of omission’ is higher. During lockdown I became aware of the kindness of those who phoned, e-mailed, Facebooked etc., and also aware of my failure in those activities. For me the lockdown […]
A fourteen-year-old girl entering 9th grade laments that other students have judged and isolated her as being unattractive. A stay-at-home father of young children experiences judgment from others for being lazy, unmotivated and for living off his wife. Canadian singer Céline Dione recently responded on social media to judgments and body-shaming directed at her by […]