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Kevin Wanden
Posted 7 days ago

Retreat

Retreat

Thirty-nine Brothers and Lay Champagnat Marists gathered at the Mary MacKillop Centre, Mission Bay for the annual retreat.

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Kevin Wanden
Posted 54 days ago

Marist Images

Marist Images

Posters featuring images related to the Calls from the XXII General Chapter were blessed on Assumption Day, 15 August.

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Posted 8 months ago

Final Profession

Final Profession

On Saturday 24 February the light of our Champagnat Marist mission in Kiribati shone brightly as many people witnessed our Br Amberoti Nantei professing his perpetual vows.

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Posted 8 months ago

Student Leaders Forum

Student Leaders Forum

36 student leaders from Marist schools across New Zealand gathered in Christchurch from 22-25 February to take part in the 12 Marist Student Leaders Forum.

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Posted 8 months ago

First Profession

First Profession

Br Tabunga Etuati, from Kiribati, made his first profession on 10 February at the Lomeri novitiate in Fiji.

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Kevin Wanden
Posted 17 months ago

Lavalla 200> Marist International Communities

Lavalla 200> Marist International Communities

These are communities of brothers and lay Champagnat Marists who come together to form community and to participate in mission.

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Kevin Wanden
Posted 18 months ago

Kiribati

Kiribati

Launching of the La Valla Year and the Spirituality and Formation Centre in Kiribati - Bishop Paul Mena blesses the sign board at the entrance to the property at Bikenibeu.

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Posted 18 months ago

New Rector

New Rector

Br John Hazelman started as the Rector of the Marist Asia-Pacific Centre on 1 April. This Centre is for post-noviciate formation in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Kevin Wanden
Posted 20 months ago

Bicentennial Dinner

Bicentennial Dinner

A bicentenary dinner was held in Auckland on 25 February to tank many of the people who serve on Marist boards and committees. 

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Posted 24 months ago

Fiji retreat

During the first week of May 18 members of the Marist Family in Fiji participated in the first of three Fourvière Marist Family retreats scheduled for this year.

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Posted 2 years ago

New College Company Director

Mr Brett Davis has been appointed as a director of the College Companies. He is a Sacred Heart Old Boy and has a son who recently attend the College.

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Posted 2 years ago

Kiribati

 Launching of the La Valla Year and the Spirituality and Formation Centre in Kiribati - Bishop Paul Mena blesses the sign board at the entrance to the property at Bikenibeu.

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Posted 2 years ago

Entry to the Noviciate

On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August, Tabunga Etuati from Kiribati was received into the novitiate at Lomeri, Fiji.  Please pray for all our...

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Posted 2 years ago

Congratulations St Paul’s College

 Brother Colin shared some news on St Paul’s College successfully defending their SAS College Rugby League title. They defeated Wesley College 23-10 at Mt Smart Stadium on August 10. To read more, please click here.

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Posted 2 years ago

World Youth Day, Greymouth

John-Paul II High School has hosted the World Youth Day Cross that will be present at the Christchurch gathering of schools on 29 July-1August.

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Posted 2 years ago

Update from Principal Zita at St Louis High School 30th June

This morning we are getting very heavy rain which we appreciate after a long period of no rain.

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Posted 2 years ago

Fourviere in Kiribati

The Champagnat Marists in Kiribati gathered to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the pledge for form a society of Mary.

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Posted 2 years ago

Religious Education Classes

 

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Posted 2 years ago

Fiji Bicentennial

On Monday June 6th the Brothers and Champagnat Lay Marists culminated the Champagnat Day celebrations with a mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, to which former students of all the...

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Posted 2 years ago

Marist Horizon course

The week began with the sessions on the Keys of Interiority by our Vicar General Br. Joseph McKee.

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Posted 2 years ago

Queen’s Birthday Honours -Kieran Fouhy

Mr Kieran Fouhy, Principal of St Paul’s College, received the MNZM in the recent Queen’s Birthday honours list.

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Posted 2 years ago

Br Emili's letter on Fourvière

The letter from the Superior General Br Emili Turú is available at: http://www.champagnat.org/400.php?a=6&n=3992

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Posted 2 years ago

Stage Challenge

 Verdon College won first place at the Stage Challenge competition in Invercargill on 11 May for their performance No Place like Home, explored the world refugee crisis, with a particular...

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Posted 2 years ago

Br João

Br João Carlos do Prado, the Director of the Mission Secretariat in Rome, paid a short visit to the District (New Zealand 5-9 May, Samoa 10-12 May, Fiji 13-15 May).

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Posted 2 years ago

St Joseph's, Alafua

 Work is progressing on new desk tops and the refurbishment of the classrooms. The refurbishment is generously supported by Br Al Sherry at Marist Solidarity, Brisbane.

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Posted 2 years ago

Marist Mulivai

 

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Posted 2 years ago

Fourvière Book

A new book has been published to commemorate the Fourvière Year titled Beyond Fourvière: Reflections from Young Marists.  The book is a series of letters from 18 young members directed...

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Posted 2 years ago

Marian Prayer Resource

Br Mark O'Connor FMS has advised that a Marian resource for the Year of Mercy is now available to download from www.cam.org.au/evangelisation

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Posted 2 years ago

Kiribati retreat

Br Kevin Dobbyn led the retreat for Champagnat Marists, brothers and lay, in Kiribati. The Brothers gathered on Friday 29th April and 1st May and were joined by lay participants...

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Posted 3 years ago

Investiture

 On Monday 28 March, eight long serving Church members received a Papal award in recognition of their service to the Church in Samoa.  Br.

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Posted 3 years ago

New Models Project

In its February 2016 Plenary session, the General Council agreed on the general direction of New Models proposal for Mission at the general, regional and administrative unit levels.  The Marist...

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Posted 3 years ago

Mass Intention

The launch of the Cause of the Sainthood of Fr. Antoine M. Garin SM at St Michael’s church, Remuera.  Mass at 7:30pm, Thursday 14 April.  Fr.

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Posted 3 years ago

Come and See - Kiribati

Three young men, Raweia, Antonio and Benian, came to join the ‘come and see’ programme. They arrived on Friday afternoon.

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Posted 3 years ago

OEL News - Alafua, Samoa

Only three weeks and we are up and running. Sam(antha) wanted to have a look and see and has spent a week now thoroughly immersed in the programme.

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Posted 3 years ago

Lower Hutt

Last week The Grove hosted a Champagnat Marist partnership family – Rodrigo (33, teacher), Estela (32, doctor), Josue (5) and Lucia (18 months) Sanchez – en route from Cambodia to...

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Posted 3 years ago

New Era Leadership Projects - Lower Hutt and Christchurch

The NEL Projects are a number of new initiatives to be developed in the District.  A team of younger Brothers has been working on each project.  In Kiribati the NEL...

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Posted 3 years ago

Donald Teixeira’s 75 Birthday and 50 years of service in the Pacific.

The Brothers gathered on Friday the 8th at Tearaoreke to celebrate Br. Donald’s 75th birthday. It was also an occasion to acknowledge and reminiscing on Don’s adventurous and illustrious 50...

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Posted 3 years ago

Sacred Heart College Donation - Kiribati

The La Valla community now has a new deep freezer. Many thanks to Sacred Heart College at Glen Innes for their monetary donation.

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Posted 3 years ago

Improvements at Sinamoga

Siaosi has been busy working on refurbishing the house. The insect screens are being replaced.

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Posted 3 years ago

New Era Leadership Projects

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Posted 3 years ago

An OEL Project

Br David Lavin reports on a ‘revived’ initiative in Samoa.  In the days of Br Jerome and Fr Bob Leamy here in Samoa there was a problem getting trained teachers...

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Posted 3 years ago

Samoa Vocation Promotion

Talofa lava!

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Posted 3 years ago

What’s happening…Partnership in Samoa

I was fortunate to travel to Samoa from 18-23 January to support a number of new initiatives that have been identified by local Champagnat Marists.

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Posted 3 years ago

Sam Eathorne’s Birthday

A number of Brothers, novices and friends gathered at Lomeri to celebrate Sam’s 83rd birthday.

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Posted 3 years ago

Brothers Gathering Brisbane

Link to a video by Br Greg McDonald is available at https://vimeo.com/152492698

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Posted 3 years ago

On the big screen

Irish Marist Brother who founded a Celtic Football Club looks set for the big screen.  The story of the Irish Marist Brother who formed a Glasgow Celtic Football Club looks...

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Posted 3 years ago

New Era Leadership (NEL)

On Thursday 28th January, Siaosi, Sefo and Jone presented the projects initiated by the NEL group.

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Posted 3 years ago

Shifts

Sefo has been appointed to Kiribati to lead the Team investigating the needs of young people there. He leaves for Kiribati next week.

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Posted 3 years ago

Marist projects provide refuge in after-math of Cyclone Winston

Fijians are cleaning-up after yesterday’s (21 February 2016) devastating category five super-storm, Cyclone Winston, which is reported as being the most powerful cyclone in the island nation’s history.

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Posted 3 years ago

St Paul’s College, Auckland

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Posted 3 years ago

Chanel College, Masterton

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Posted 3 years ago

Solidarity – Kaikohe & Auckland Champagnat Marist Groups

Marist-to-Marist has traditionally been centered around our schools – a New Zealand Champagnat Marist school partnering with a Champagnat Marist Pacific school to assist with a local school need (e.g.

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Posted 3 years ago

CYCLONE WINSTON - in North East of OVALAU, Fiji.

Saturday Feb 20, 2016 

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Posted 3 years ago

Marist Mulivai

The Champagnat Marists lay teachers have organized regular, free, tutorials for slow learners after school. These are students who are often slow readers and have difficulty in coping with many,...

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Posted 3 years ago

St Paul’s College

The District Council made the decision to make changes to our communities at St Paul’s College effective as of the last day of Term 1, Friday April 15 2016.  The...

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