Marists Around the World
Marists (major superiors and general administration members) attending the Annual Review Consultation (ARC) in Rome, Oct. 2012 (with facilitators) from left to right [MS = Major Superior]: Hubert Bonnet-Eymard (MS Europe), José-Maria da Silva (MS Brazil), Alejandro Muñoz (General Assistant), Bob Barber (incoming MS Australia), Anthony Corcoran (Secretary General), Jean Vienne (MS Mexico), Kevin Duffy (General Assistant), Ben McKenna (MS Oceania), Jacques Arguin (MS Canada), Didier Hadonou (MS Africa), Ted Keating (MS USA), John Hannan (Superior General), Larry Duffy (vicar General), Paul Cooney (outgoing MS Australia), Pat Devlin (MS Philippines), Lote Raiwalui (General Assistant), Jim Christie S.J. (Jesuit facilitator), Brian Cummings (MS New Zealand), Michael Mullins (facilitator & Australian Marist).
District of Africa: www.maristafrica.org
Australian Province: www.maristfathers.org.au
Canadian Province: www.peresmaristes.qc.ca
European Province: www.maristeurope.eu
Region of France: www.maristes-france.org
Region of Germany: maristenpatres.de
Region of Ireland: www.maristfathers.org
Region of Italy: www.padrimaristi.it
New Zealand Province: www.smnz.org.nz
Region of Norway: http://maristua.googlepages.com/
Oceania Province: www.maristoceania.org
Society of Mary: www.maristsm.org
Counterpart International: www.counterpart.org
FMS (The Marist Brothers): www.fms.it
SM (The Marist Sisters): www.marists.org
SMSM (Missionary Sisters): www.smsmsisters.org
Marists Youth International: www.maristyouthinternational.org
Marist Places: www.maristplaces.org
Marist Spirituality: www.maristspirituality.org
International Novitiate (English): www.maristnovitiate.org
Marist Laity: www.maristlaity.com
Marist Mission Ranong, Thailand:
Marist Studies Wiki: www.mariststudies.org
Peter Chanel (NZ province): www.peterchanel.info
In the USA
USA Province: www.societyofmaryusa.org
Notre Dame des Victoires, San Francisco, CA: ndvsf.org
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Tampa, FL:
Marist School, Atlanta, GA: www.marist.com
Our Lady of the Assumption Church
Atlanta, GA: www.olachurch.org
Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, MA:
Our Lady of Lourdes Center
Boston, MA: www.LourdesCenter.org
Our Lady of Victories Church
Boston, MA: www.olvboston.com
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Pontiac, MI: www.ndpma.org
St. Louis Church, St. Paul, MN:
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St. Mark's Gospel is full of a sense of urgency as he describes Jesus going from place to place on this mission, urging his disciples, "Let us go elsewhere so that I can preach there, because that is why I came."
In one way or another every disciple of Jesus will experience these same moments of choice, testing and mission. It was the experience of Mary, the first disciple of Jesus, and it was the experience of the first apostles.
The same pattern of grace was seen in the first Marists. When Jean-Claude Courveille told his fellow seminarians that he had "heard" in his heart Mary saying "Here is what I want", they began to realise that Mary was inviting them to undertake a work that she had in mind.
And they understood that they had been invited into, or chosen for, something bigger than themselves.
The years of preparation and foundation were years of testing as the project matured in the minds and hearts of the founding Marists Champagnat, Chavoin and Colin. For Colin, this time of testing and forming was a time of "tasting God" in prayer.
But to "taste God" is also to develop a taste for those whom God cares for most particularly — the lost, the abandoned, the confused, those on the margins, the sinners, the non-believers.
And so, from the very start, the Marist project was to be a missionary venture, an enterprise which would push those who joined it to the boundaries of the church and to the boundaries of the world.
Within months of the first profession ceremony for the Society of Mary, Marist priests and brothers had set out to the very ends of the known world. They were soon joined by lay women and then by sisters.From
"A Certain Way"
by Craig Larkin SM