Representatives from Marist Asia Pacific met to share resources, discuss issues and learn about some of the possibilities that Social Media presents in vocation recruitment. The meeting, held in Sydney this last week was the initiative of the major superiors from Australia, New Zealand, Oceania and the Philippines. [Read more…] about Discussion of Social Media at Vocations workshop
In a joyful celebration 34-year-old Matthew Crawford took final vows on the 22nd of November. Matt professed the vows of poverty, obedience and chastity in the Society of Mary (Marists) for the rest of his life. He did so in front of a full church during the 5.00pm Mass at St Mary of the Angels parish in central Wellington. [Read more…] about Matt Crawford takes final vows
The Year of the Priest is intended to be first and foremost a time of prayer—by priests, with priests, and for priests. It involves the whole church, and benefits the whole church. We welcome Pope Benedict’s invitation. [Read more…] about A time to reflect on the meaning of ordained ministry
The provincial, Brian Cummings has written to two applicants inviting them to join the Marist Seminary in 2010.
Philip Bennenbroek who entered Marist Seminary, Auckland last year is spending this year as a novice in the International English Speaking Novitiate in Davao, The Philippines.
Philip has been in the Philippines for five months now and has had many experiences in that time, some fantastic some challenging. [Read more…] about Life as a Novice in the Philippines
After an interruption of 3 years, the District of Africa has assembled a new group of postulants. In the “Maion Saint-Pierre Chanel” six Cameroon young men are preparing for their studies, together with two formators, Frs Louis Niyongabo and Raymond Pelletier. In the first edition of their bulletin “Rameau” they talk about their vocation, their experiences and their hopes for the future.