Mary, Woman for Today

In 2018, our Graduate Certificate students in Adelaide are studying Marist Methodology in Catholic Education. In particular they are looking at how Marists establish their educational communities 'in the way of Mary'.

Seeing God as the energy of our lives

Marists from around Australia gathered at Aquinas College, Adelaide on 27th December, 2017 with Salesian Fr Peter Varengo to begin their annual retreat. A gentle spiritual guide and educator with vast experience, Peter continues to teach with much passion.

Inspiration at Christmas

Travelling, as I am, to our foundational places in Europe at the moment, reminds me of the great commitment of our Marist pioneers. They worked hard to establish and develop their lives and mission. This must have required skilled negotiation with authorities within and beyond the Church.

Being on Sabbatical

Travelling to London, Paris and Rome provides an Australian with the opportunity to be at what seems to be the centre of the world. These are rich and diverse cities - culturally and historically at least. 

The Art of Facilitation

On Sunday 9th July, 2017 Paula Sgherza welcomed us to her course on 'The Art of Facilitation’. Thirteen Marists from around Australia, including members of the Mission and Life Formation Team (MLF), gathered at The Hermitage, Mittagong south of Sydney to undertake this six day program.

Happy Easter

A very happy Easter to you. It is wonderful, at this time, to be able to pause and reflect on the significance of God becoming human and then rising from the dead. The immensity of this event is unfathomable. The beautiful Easter liturgies enhance our reflection and lead us so easily to prayer.

Canterbury Roaders Celebrate

Marcellin College opened its doors at 21 Canterbury Road, Camberwell in 1950 and in 1963 moved to Bulleen. Ex students of the Canberbury Road campus are now affectionately known as the 'Canterbury Roaders'.

Contemplative Dialogue

Fr Greg Burke, a discalced Carmelite hailing from Sydney and the Congregation's newly elected Provincial, led our annual retreat in Adelaide from 26th December 2016 to 2nd January 2017.

Leading in a Marian Way

Marists involved in education often seek to discuss leadership.  Given current world events and the differing styles of political leadership in evidence today, it is easy to understand why. For those involved in Marist leadership, an important form of leadership is Marian leadership.

Learning Together

Over recent weeks I have been working with Marist groups on the topic of leadership. Our founder, Marcellin Champagnat spoke about the importance of Marist educators including the best practices of contemporary society in their Marist work. This, of course, applies to leadership as well as to education more generally.


The readings of the Church for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time raise the timely question of what is prayer?

Leadership Programs

Over the past few weeks we have held two Marist leadership programs.  The first, over a four-day period with senior staff in  Marist schools, the second with potential leaders in our schools. 

Champagnat Day

On 6th June we celebrate the Feast of our Marist founder, St Marcellin Champagnat.  In honour of this occasion our Superior General Br Emili Turú presents us with a message in which he describes the link between the Church's Year of Mercy and our Marist celebration of Fourvière. 

Being Together

Marist Brothers from the southern region of Australia gathered together at Brunswick on Friday 20th May, 2016 for one of two annual forums in 2016. Led by Br Neville Solomon, we began by discussing Mercy within the theme of 'The Theology of Mercy'.