The Acting Provincial, Phil Cody, has been in touch with the Provincial of Oceania, Paul Donoghue who confirmed that the Marists in Samoa were safe.
The delegates at the Society of Mary’s General Chapter in Rome have elected John Hannan as the 13th Superior General of the Society. [Read more…] about Society of Mary celebrates election of John Hannan as Superior General
As part of his Renewal, Frank Bird took time to visit the Marist Mission in Ranong on the Myanmar / Thailand border. This work is an outreach of the Marists in the Philippines, which Frank describes as an “eye-opening and heart-changing experience.” [Read more…] about International Marist Mission in Ranong Thailand
On July 23 our community had the pleasure of hosting the Profession of Arnold Gafero. Arnold had his Novitiate in 1993 here in Dumalag, but in 1999 he decided not to take his final Profession and left the Society of Mary. However, he kept in touch with the Marists and their ministries in the district of the Philippines and on September 12, 2008 he asked the Superior of the District for permission to re-enter the Society. It was decided that he would live two months here with us in the international novitiate for time to reflect on his desire to become a member of the SM once again. [Read more…] about Arnold Garfero professed in the Philippines
Almost every descriptive paragraph about what and who the Society of Mary is, in books, pamphlets and on the internet says the Society is an International Congregation of Priests and Brothers. I thought I might reflect this month on the International aspect of being in the Society. [Read more…] about An International Congregation
John Walls has found a cheap flight from LA and will return home briefly, after holidaying in Rarotonga. [Read more…] about John Walls home after “full on” year