Marist Sisters in Auckland Share in Marist Week

Marian Display at Marist Primary

Marist Primary school Mt Albert, founded by Mother Bernard and Sister Austin in 1927 held a Marist week to celebrate their feast day which is the feast of the Holy Name of Mary. All the children had lessons on aspects of Marist life and on Mary. Sisters Patricia Bowley and Shirley Day visited all the classes to answer the children’s questions about being a Marist Sister. Sister Lorraine prepared a Power Point presentation on the Marist Sisters – who they are, what they do and why they came to Mt Albert, as well as showing the Marist “family” tree.

Sr Patricia at Marist Primary

The sisters also joined the school for Mass, their Assembly at which they presented the life of Jeanne Marie Chavoin. The children were fascinated by the fact that the building currently used as a hall, was in fact the original classroom in 1927. This was illustrated by photos of the first children taken in a spot that still is much the same today. Among the highlights for the sisters were encounters with the grandchildren and children of some of their early students both at Marist Primary and Marist College.