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Worthwhile task

March 8, 2010 by  
Filed under e. The Work of Mary

The first Marists were young and inexperienced when they started. They lacked information, finance, or contacts in high places. Colin was always stressing the importance of the innter, spiritual life, but he also said, “We did not build the Society on our knees.” Champagnat recalling the grinding labour of the early days, declared, “We built the Society, literally, with our hands!” The Sisters had sometimes to eke out a living by what was simply sweated labour. yes all were bouyed up by an immense confidence in a call to further “the work of Mary” as the called it. – Denis Green sm

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