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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 »

How this 86-year-old priest went from being an atheist to evangelising the world

“HELLO, this is Jack,” Fr Jack Soulsby says in his rich, booming voice with an accent that likely springs from his Cornish beginnings. He’s answering the phone as he sits in hospital in Brisbane wracked with pain from illness that’s been with him for months. It’s his provincial Fr Bob Barber, of the Marist Fathers, on the line checking up ... Read More »

Youth leader is Marist at heart

Christian Nobleza

MARIST Youth Ministry regional co-ordinator Christian Nobleza last week officially said goodbye to the community that he’s called family for the past five years. Mr Nobleza finished up his role in what was a “bitter-sweet” decision. “But I have a lot of peace about the decision that I’ve made,” he said. Marist Schools Australia national director Br Michael Green thanked ... Read More »

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