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some of the 41 people consecrated to the immaculate heart of mary at OLPH on OLG Feast
some of the 41 people consecrated to the immaculate heart of mary at OLPH on OLG Feast
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We, the Marist priests and brothers, are members of the Society of Mary, an international religious congregation in the Catholic Church. We are men called to ‘be’ Mary - thinking, judging, feeling, and acting as Mary in all we do. Marist priests and brothers have been called by a “gracious choice” into the family of Mary.

A magazine published three times a year by The Marist Fathers and Brothers of the US Province.

The Joy of a Saint

Among the tributes paid to Peter by those who knew him well at that time, the testimony of Marie, the girl who looked after his room, is worthy of mention. She had much to say about his kindness, consideration and habits of prayer; she added: “He was always laughing; during the holidays he went about the corridors and staircases singing; he had a beautiful voice and it was a pleasure to listen to him”. Throughout his life his voice excited admiration; it was to stand him in good stead in Oceania. (Graystone, St Peter Chanel, Pg. 10 )

Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus, you gave to the Church, the Society of Mary and the people of Oceania, St Peter Chanel, as an example of gentleness, compassion and love in action. Welcome many young men and women into the Marist Family, as priests, brothers and sisters. Help us to share our charism with lay people throughout the world and to work in partnership with them in mission for the good of your Church and the world. This prayer we make to the Father in Your name through the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Desire for Mission

“Years later, Peter was to reveal that his intention to enter the Society encountered great opposition from at least one of his friends, who urged the uncertainty of the whole enterprise and the shame and regret that he would share if the venture failed! But Peter’s mind was made up; one who knew him well said that he looked to the religious life as a means of dedicating himself to the missionary apostolate, and if this is perhaps an over-simplification, at least it is safe to say that his ardent desire for the missions was a key reason for his decision.” (Graystone, St Peter Chanel Pg 8-9)

Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus, you gave to the Church, the Society of Mary and the people of Oceania, St Peter Chanel, as an example of gentleness, compassion and love in action. Welcome many young men and women into the Marist Family, as priests, brothers and sisters. Help us to share our charism with lay people throughout the world and to work in partnership with them in mission for the good of your Church and the world. This prayer we make to the Father in Your name through the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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