A meeting major superiors of Marist provinces and mission districts held in Dublin, Ireland, has decided to strengthen the mission districts and consolidate established provinces.
The decision is the result of three years of work by Australian consultant, Dr John Honnor who, following up the 2010 General Chapter of the Society, was tasked by the superior general, Fr John Hannan, to consult with Marist provinces and mission districts and propose a review of the Society’s government.
The Council of the Society of Mary prefaced its recommendations with several cautions.
Significant for New Zealand, the Council of the Society has decided
- the Philippines mission district is now to become a priority ministry of the New Zealand province
- the superior general is to animate a constructive collegial process between Australia and New Zealand to ensure priority ministry are developed collaboratively
- the New Zealand submission on the place of Brothers in the future of Society of Mary be placed as an agenda item for the 2017 General Chapter. [Read more…] about Dublin meeting re-shapes Society of Mary in New Zealand