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The latest news from Marist Laity around the world is now available here at Marist News.

The World Marist Laity Coordination Team wish you every blessing for Advent, Christmas and the New Year.


Our greetings and best wishes for 2017

Reminder that we are currently on Summer holiday time so there will be no new reflection material for January.

The February reflection will be available from the end of January.

The latest Marist news is always available on our Facebook page.

Society of Mary Chapter 2017
Prayer in Preparation for the General Chapter From 1 January 2017
Mother of the Journey

From the 1st January 2017, the feast of Mary the Mother of God, we invite worldwide prayer from Marists and friends for the General Chapter (September 20—October 11).

Pictured is the sculpture "Mother of the Journey", depicting Mary and the boy Jesus crossing the desert on their return to the Holy Land.

Beatification of Fr Colin SM
A significant step closer

We encourage you to spread devotion and prayer to Fr Colin.

Read more here

Jean Claude Colin website

or those who want to consecrate a new born to the care of Our Mother Mary

One of the strong traditions of Marist Laity since its beginnings has been to pray for pregnant mothers, unborn children and babies, consecrating them to Mary's care.

Your Invitation to Explore

To be Marist is to want to encounter Jesus, to love, serve and follow him in Marys way and to share his love with others. We encourage the spiritual growth of families, lay groups and individuals wishing to grow in their Christian journey. Mary wants to gather everyone into Gods family and all are welcome.

Today is a time of great change

The conditions that apply to doing Mary's work are not conditions set by Marist's but by Mary herself. It is work done on her terms.

Fr Jean-Claude Colin: Founder, pray for us.
Novena for the Intercession of Jean-Claude Colin

Fr Colin's spiritual and practical legacy was immense.

The Novena through the Intercession of Jean Claude Colin is:

God our Father, in your servant Jean-Claude Colin you gave your people a zealous priest and religious founder dedicated to serving the Church in the spirit of Mary.
We ask for the glorification of your faithful servant in the midst of the Church and pray that you grant us the favour which we ask through his intercession.
(mention Request)
This we ask through Christ Our Lord and in the name of Mary
If you receive any graces through the intercession of Venerable Jean-Claude Colin, please advise:
R.P Carlo-Maria Schianchi SM,
Postulator, Padri Maristi
Via Alessandro Poeria 63,
001552 Rome, Italy.

Here is a YouTube video of excerpts of final mass in Rome for the end of the Colin Year.

We ask Fr Colin to pray that religious and Lay men and women will again catch the vision to be instruments of Gods mercy in Mary's name. May we work to build a Marian church of mercy for the greater glory of God and the honour of his mother and we pray for the full flowering of Fr Colin's vision for Laity. Jean Claude Colin website
A site has been created to give information about Fr Colin, provide weekly extracts of his words for reflection and promote his Cause.

Check it out!


A tree with many branches

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