150 Years of Marist Living

Sr Margaret & Her Brother Fr Neil

On Sunday 11th July a Marist celebration in Australia and one in New Zealand celebrated 150 years of Marist Commitment for three Marist Sisters. In New Zealand Sr. Margaret Vaney’s Golden Jubilee was celebrated with a joyful Mass in the Mt Albert Chapel celebrated by her brother, Fr. Neil Vaney SM. This was followed by a meal together during which there were speeches acknowledging Margaret’s life and ministry, and stories from communities of which she had been a part.

Srs Anthony & Margaret

Marist Sisters in Australia gathered at Woolwich to celebrate the Golden Jubilees of Srs. Anthony Walker and Margaret Sharma. Mass was celebrated in the chapel by Fr Tom Fulcher SM. Afternoon tea in Marian House continued the celebration and acknowledgement of years of faithful service for each of these sisters.

We congratulate our Sisters on this happy occasion of their 50th anniversary of Marist Religious Profession.

Missioning in Australia

Missioning Booklet
Sr Gail Missioning Sr Grace

On 6th February Marist Sisters of the Sydney communities gathered at Marian House. After a beautiful prayer Gail farewelled and missioned Grace, who soon will take up her ministry as Novitiate Formator in the Marist Sisters’ Novitiate in the Philippines.

Sr Vivienne
Sr Kate

Then Vivienne, who has recently been appointed Sector Assistant, was also missioned.

Kate was present before returning to our new mission in Papua New Guinea. Therefore it was an appropriate occasion to acknowledge her Silver Jubilee and present her with the customary Papal Blessing. A delicious afternoon tea was provided and this gave all present the opportunity to farewell Grace and Kate and congratulate Vivienne in a joyful Marist celebration.