The Australian Marist Mission Centre celebrated the end of a very successful year. At its Christmas function, the Director, Fr Kevin Stewart thanked the team of staff, volunteers and supporters for such a fruitful year, despite the international economic downturn. [Read more…] about Million Dollar Year at Marist Mission Centre
A new home to accommodate older members of the Australian province was blessed and opened on Sunday 15th November. [Read more…] about Australian “Montbel” blessed and opened
The Australian Province’s House of Prayer, called Nazareth, was blessed by Bishop Kevin Manning of Sydney’s Paramatta Diocese, and consecrated by him to Blessed Mary of the Cross. [Read more…] about House of Prayer blessed
As part of Marist Asia Pacific (MAP,) the Provinces of New Zealand and Australia are sharing the responsibility for translating the Anthology of the Letters Received from Oceania into English.
Japanese-born candidate for the Marist Fathers’ Australian Province, Yoshitake Shiragami, has arrived at the Marist formation community in Auckland.
After spending periods earlier this year in community experience and English language studies at Hunters Hill, Sydney, and Suzaku, Nara, Japan, Yoshi now commences formal seminary studies.
The Auckland community provides for seminarians from Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Marist provinces under the leadership of its Australian rector, Fr Tony Kennedy SM.
As a further step towards the two provinces working more closely together, the general chapter delegates from Australia (Paul Cooney, Gerard Hall and Peter McMurrich) and from New Zealand (Brian Cummings, Tim Duckworth, Pat Devlin and Thige O’Leary) met for a day in Sydney this week. [Read more…] about New Zealand and Australia working together