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
This oil painting Tangiwai (River of Tears), by Julia Lynch, Sister Mary Lawrence RSM, depicts the Mother Mary and her Son dressed in Māori kākahu (clothing). The painting resides at Hiruharama, Jerusalem, on the Whanganui River. Pā Hemi Hekiera, during his pastoral ministry, was instrumental in gathering the family Māori for catechetical training and mission […]
August is a month with a host of notable feasts. Three of these have already been covered in previous Stained Glass articles -- the Transfiguration: August 2017; Assumption and Queenship of Mary: March 2017. On 3 August we celebrate St Dominic, who founded the Dominican Order in 1215. The story is told that his pregnant […]
The ancient tradition of the spiritual life By Fr Craig Larkin SM, 1943 - 2015 What does the disciple need to do? 1. The disciple should search carefully for a spiritual father St Symeon the New Theologian says that there are two ways of finding the energy of the Spirit that we received in Baptism: […]
The sisters made their first vows in 1826. By 1829 there were 20 of them, and over the next few years the small house was gradually enlarged as more young women entered the congregation. Two of them were nieces of Father Colin and one a niece of Marcellin Champagnat. We have a letter Marcellin wrote […]
This article aims to convey something of the spirit and ‘flavour’ of the magazine while Fr Kevin McGrath continued as editor. 1948 March The first American Superior General of the Society of Mary, Fr Alcime Cyr SM, “now spiritual father of 1,500 Members of the Society of Mary throughout the world”, was elected. June Fr […]