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Marist mission making a difference in the lives of young people in East Timor for 20 years

TWENTY years after East Timor’s historic vote for independence, the Marist Brothers are being recognised for their work helping to rebuild the new nation’s shattered schools and to train teachers. East Timor was left in ruins after the Indonesian military retreated from the half-island state in 1999, burning and looting – 80 per cent of schools were destroyed, while 90 ... Read More »

Ex-Marist student from Emerald named NT Young Australian of the Year

NT Young Australian of the Year

A PASSION for healthy living and a desire to share that with others particularly those who live with mental illness, has seen a former student from Marist College, Emerald, awarded the 2017 Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year, earlier this month. Bridie Duggan completed Years 11 and 12 at Marist College, graduating in 2010, and she spoke fondly of ... Read More »

Discerning, three ways: How Australians are responding to religious vocations

WHEN Hayden Kennedy turned 21, he dialled the number of a priest living in Sydney. Fr Bob Barber, provincial of the Marist Fathers’ Australian province, answered the call. Three years before his 21st birthday, Hayden had knocked on the door of the Marist Fathers with a feeling he couldn’t shake. He wanted to be a priest, and more specifically, a Marist ... Read More »

Pledging energies to the Church

Fourviere

MEMBERS of the Marist Family are preparing to celebrate the bi-centenary of Fourvière. On July 23, 1816 twelve young and newly ordained priests made a promise to form a society under the name and inspiration of Mary.  Fourvière is a very special Marian shrine on the top of a hill in Lyon, France.  It was a long climb up the ... Read More »

Following his father’s footsteps

Marist Father John Begg with his father's war medals

FR John Begg was six when his father died after being wounded in war, and he was later to give part of his own life in service of others in the same part of the world. Fr John was the first to find his 36-year-old father dead. It was April 29, 1946, and 68 years later Fr John remembers it ... Read More »

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