Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Something that suits you

February 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Pat Bearsley

When doing the preparatory work for re-writing the Constitutions of the Society of Mary, I clearly remember Gaston Lessard one day wondering how Fr. Colin and the early Marists became Marists. None of them made a novitiate. All of a sudden, in 1836, bingo, they are professed. They made a profession all right, but what […]

The Root Metaphor

February 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Pat Bearsley

The beginning of the Society of Mary lies in Mary’s compassion for a suffering world. The Society began as a result of her initiative. Its origin therefore is an act of compassion on the part of Mary, the Mother of Mercy, for a torn and broken world. Our Constitution n.217, reminds us of this. “Jean-Claude […]

Here is what I want

February 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Pat Bearsley

“This is what I want.” As Fr. Coste says, “These are the words that are the detonator that will unleash explosive forces.” Extravagant language you might think. “Here is what I want,” a detonator that will unleash explosive forces, says our sober Fr. Coste. In 1809, Jean Claude Courveille suffered an attack of small pox […]

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