December 9, 2012
Congratulations for a job well done (수곻하셨습니다), Bro. Dominic Lee (이석은).
Congratulations for the new directorship, Bro. Stephen Lee (이며재).
December 8, 2012 post in Marianist Mission Callings
Perpetual professions were held on Dec. 8 in Deepahalli, front, Bros. John Paul L., Libin Tete and Ashok Dungdung; back, District Superior Bro. Augustus Surin.
See more pictures at the above link
Edited from Feb. 1, 2004 Via Latina 22 #124
Novice Master Bro. Lester Kaehler
Fr. Nicholas D'Cruz
Bro. Delmar Jorn
Bro. Marianus Bilung.
Gyan Deep Community
Center of outreach to about 750 urban Poor Children.
Seven Marianists are in charge of Prabat Tara
Primary School with some 450 students.
Six Marianists have taken over responsibility for a second rural primary school at Binda (in its first year as a Marianist school with about 200 students).
Five Brothers run a training institute for the young
Four Brothers will be developing a similar training institute
Bangalore - Population 6,000,000 (Archdiocese)
Deepahalli Bangalore Outskirts Complex
The Faustino Community for aspirants is sharing lodging with scholastics while construction of a simple building for the aspirancy program is underway
St. Joseph CommunityThe St.Joseph Community lives in a section of the property which houses a residential center for skill-training of street-children.
Scolasticate CommmunityThe undergraduate program of studies is carried out under the auspices of the University of Dayton, with an emphasis on philosophy, English, and social sciences.
Chaminade Nilaya CommunityServes as headquarters for the REDS Program, which carries out a variety of services to street-children through pre-schools for children at risk. as well as informal education for children who do not attend school,
Kim Chee Day occurs in October or November. The Marianists make enough kimchi to last a year. Shown in the photo are women mixing the ingredients.
Everyone is busy for two or three days making kimchi.Kimchi stored in jars in 1950.
Nov. 14-16, 2012
World Council Of The Marianist Family Meets In RomeFamilyOnline Volume 11, Number 23; Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012)
Aug. 25, 2008
Via Latina October 2008 Page 5
At the first joint meeting of the Regional Administrations of Korea and Japan (North East Asian Society of Mary Conference, NEASMC for short!) held in July of 2004, the two Administrations agreed that:
“In order to promote exchanges, deepen mutual understanding and build collaborative relationships between both Regions, the perpetually professed of each Region would be invited to visit the other Region.”
In 2007 the Region of Korea invited the members of the Region of Japan to visit Korea. Then in 2008 the Region of Japan invited the members of the Region of Korea to visit Japan.
Six religious from the Region of Japan visited Korea in the summer of 2007. There they were introduced to Marianist life in Korea, aspects of Korean culture – history, music & dance, and food - and the history of Christianity in Korea, particularly the history of persecution and martyrdom something shared in common with Japan.
The second get-together between the perpetually professed of the Regions of Korea and Japan took place in Japan from August 25 until August 28, 2008. Ten members from the Region of Korea traveled to Japan to learn more about Marianist life there and Japanese culture. Eleven religious from Japan participated. (VL)
March 13, 2007
Issue # 156 - April 2007 Via Latina
Asian Zonal Conference
The Asian Zonal Conference (AZC) met on March 13, 2007, at the Chaminade community in Tokyo. This was the first time a “multi-unit” Society of Mary meeting was held.
This particular Zonal Conference was composed of the Superiors of the Regions of Korea and Japan and included the District of India. In attendance were Fr. Louis Kazuo Shimizu, the General Administration appointed as Acting-President/Convener, from Japan, Fr. Pascal Hong Young Lee was from Korea and Fr. Pragasam T from India.Fr. Pablo Rambaud, the Superior of the Foundation in the Philippines attended as an invited participant.
The first order of business was the selection of the President of AZC. Fr. Shimizu was chosen for a three-year term (by the other two members-by-right). The Zonal Conference also approved the submission of a revised set of statutes to the General Council in Rome.
North East Asian Conference
At the first joint meeting of the Regional Administrations of Korea and Japan held in July of 2004 (North East Asian Society of Mary Conference, NEASMC for short!) Fr. Pascal Lee had visited Japan in connection with this Conference. This has become an annual joint meeting of the Regional Councils of Korea and Japan.
July 2010 Mary's Garden Number 86
Left to right: Bros. Peter Shin, John Ko, Francis Chang, Donata Kim our cook for many years and Bro. Beda Ahn.
"Chuseok (Korean: 추석)...is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Like many other harvest festivals, it is held around the Autumn Equinox. As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of Korean traditional food.."(Chuseok Festival).
November 4 2012
At 9 AM, Marianist Lay Communities of the Seoul region began their annual retreat. The retreat began with private prayer. Fr. Francis Chang, Regional Superior, gave a homily to open the retreat. This was followed by special prayer in low light.
After lunch it was time for singing.
The Annual Retreat Mass began at 2 PM. During the Mass each group renewed their Consecration. At the left shows the Chaminade group. (more photos)
From Mary's Garden bulletin no. 85
The Marianists held a retreat-camp at Mokpo Boy's High School. The Retreat took place on May 15-16. The Retreat was for Catholics. Attending were 9 students from Mokpo and 2 students from our school in Incheon. The Marianist Community and others also joined in.
June 6, 2010
This 1975 photo was published in the Mary's Garden (마리아동산) bulletin of June 6, 2010.
Left to right: Fr. Augustin Song, Bro. Eugene Frank, Mister Choe (최사장 - architect of the Formation building seen in the back-ground located in Mang Won Dong), District Superior Fr. James Mifsud standing in back of the wife of Mr. Choe, FMI Sister Assumpta Takao, Bro. Vianney Ahn and Bro. Peter Shin.
May 23, 2012
"The Marianist brothers and priests of the Province of the United States have undertaken a three-year spiritual renewal process with the theme Reflect, Renew, Respond.
The Marianists will reflect on their spiritual journeys; renew and adapt that journey; and respond in terms of the challenges included in Vision 2020, the Province strategic plan." (Text only is from FamilyOnLine )
(Click on the title to see Fr. Stefanelli's research)
"August Virgin, Daughter of the Eternal Father, Mother of Jesus Christ, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, such glorious qualities give you the most legitimate and inviolable rights over us. But we also wish to belong to you by the most free and most voluntary act. Incomparable Virgin, accept in this moment our homage: it is due to you under so many titles!
O Mary, Mother of a God, we offer you, from the depths of our hearts, a homage of veneration and dependency. We revere you on that brightest throne where, higher than the heavens, there is above you only God himself. The light which surrounds him is your robe; the rays of his glory are your diadem and your crown; the scepters of earth are at your feet; monarchs are your subjects; the universe is your empire.
Lovable Mediatrix, we offer you a homage of tenderness and confidence. All the treasures of the Divinity are within your hands. We honor your credit and your power, and the use you make of them for the happiness of those who invoke you. Sinners owe to you their conversion; the tepid, their renewal in piety; the just, their fervor and the consummation of their merits.
Mother of goodness, we offer you a homage of gratitude and of love; we owe it to the most tender, the most charitable of mothers. Ransomed by the blood of Jesus Christ, this precious blood which he took within your chaste womb, we have received this august Victim from your hands. It is from your own substance that you furnished the adorable price of our redemption. It is an only Son, a God, whom you have immolated for us. We shall never forget, O Mother of Sorrows, all that we have cost you.
Holy Virgin, model of all virtues, we offer you a homage of imitation and of conformity, to retrace in ourselves your humility, your purity, your submission to the will of heaven, your patience in trials, your intimate union with the heart of your divine Son.
Sovereign Queen of heaven and earth, at the foot of your throne where respect and love have enchained our hearts, we offer you our homage of service and praise; we consecrate ourselves to your worship; we embrace with joy a state of life where everything is done under your protection and everyone pledges himself to praise you, to serve you, to proclaim your greatness, and to defend your Immaculate Conception.
May our zeal for the honor of your worship and for the interests of your glory compensate you for the attacks of heresy, the outrages of unbelief, the indifference and neglect of the rest [of the greater part] of men. Mother of the Redeemer, dispensatrix of all graces, extend the empire of religion in souls, banish error, preserve the faith in this nation, protect innocence, preserve it from the snares of the world, from the false attractions of crime [sin]. Sensitive to our needs and favorable to our wishes, obtain for us the charity which animates the just, the virtues which sanctify them, the glory which crowns them".
Balay Pasilungan joins facebook.
Aug. 19, 2012
Date Foundation of Balay Pasilungan Joined Facebook. Balay Pasilungan is a shelter for street boys located in the heart of Bankerohan, Davao City.
On June 28th, 1990 the Foundation of Balay Pasilungan, Inc., a little over year after its inauguration, was issued a License to Operate by the Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) authorizing The Marianists to provide assistance and services to disadvantage youth. Balay Pasilungan was founded by Fr. Pat Devlin, a Marist on May 4, 1989. (Development of Marianists in the Philippines)
Take a look at the Bankerohan Market.
United Nations Day.
Oct. 24, 2012
24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.
Some students of Balay Pasilungan joined in the celebration of United Nations Day
Nov. 6, 2011
Korean Lay Marianists of the Zaragoza Community renew their Consecration to Mary.
In Alliance with Mary
4.1. We recognize the mission of Mary in the history of salvation. In Mary, God shows us a way to be present in the world. Sensitive to the needs of humankind, we want to fulfill her command: "Do whatever He tells you." (Jn 2:5)
4.2. Our mission is inspired by Mary's attitudes of listening to the Word of God, openness to the Spirit of God who guides us to prophetic action, availability to the will of God, simplicity and fidelity. United with her in her Magnificat, we want to be witnesses in the world to God's preferential love for the poor.
4.3. Consecration to Mary within the Marianist Family witnesses our commitment, in union with her, to make Christ present in the world. (In Alliance With Mary)
Nov. 4, 2011
Woo Im Soon (Agnes), a member of the MLC Bordeaux Community celebrates her 80th birthday on November 4, 2011. She has been a member of the Bordeaux Community since 1987. The Bordeaux Community was the first of many MLC groups in Korea. Her birthday was celebrated after Mass.
Oct. 12, 2012
Vietnam Sisters of the province of Japan offer a song at the celebration of the World Day of Prayer 2012
The North East Asian Council of the Family of Mary (NEACFM) met in Tokyo from October 12-14, 2012. Council members from all branches in Japan and Korea attended the meeting.
In the 2007 NEACFM meeting it was decided that every two years an invitation would be extended to all council members from each branch to meet for the World Day of Prayer. As a result, the World Day of Prayer was observed.
FMI foundation in India
Dec. 2, 2006
Srs. Marie Joëlle Bec, superior general in Rome, Franca Zonta (Italy), Juliana Hong (Korea), Columba Yu (Korea) and Teresa Ferre (Spain). I assume the Photograph was taken by Sister Laura Lemming. NOTE: The Korean Sisters arrived a day later.
The founding Sisters arrived in Delhi and continued to Ranchi.
In Ranchi, before claiming our luggage, we saw a hand greeting us. It was Sr. Laura Leming, our Sister from the United States, who came from Bangalore to Ranchi to welcome us... She returns to the United States on December 12.
With Sister Laura were two Brothers who offered us leis; one for Sr. Teresa, one for Sr. Marie Joëlle, and one for me (Sr. Franca Zonta from Italy) as a welcome from the Marianist Sisters of Ranchi.
Our new residence was the house of the Ursuline Sisters who gave us a marvelous welcome..(Edited: Newsletter #1 from the Ranchi Community, December 6, 2006.)
195th Anniversary of FMI
May 25, 2011
May 25, 2011, the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, marked the 195 anniversary of the foundation of the Daughters of Mary (FMI) and also a major historical event for the life of the FMI’s mission to India: the pronouncement of first vows by Renna Kerketta and Chameli Tiru as Daughters of Mary Immaculate. Both Daughters had many members of their families present, along with other friends from their villages and from their apostolic activities where they had served.
At 7:30 PM people began to move towards the chapel to be seated for the arrival of the procession that included tribal dancers, the soon-to-be professed Sisters, and he con-celebrants.
Father Iggie’s homily touched on the historical importance of the day for the Indian Family of Mary, stressing how happy a family feels when its membership is finally complete as it had on this day of vows of these two Indian sisters.
Father also paid tribute to the four Marianist Sisters who laid the foundation for this important day: Sisters Franca Zonta, Teresa Ferre, Juliana Hong, and Columba Yu, pioneers from 2006 when their first community was established.
An Indian vow day would not be complete without a formal program of songs, skits, and dances. For the most part the FMI novices and pre-novices provided the very creative presentations in all three of the above.
Traditional dancing, essential at any tribal gathering, rounded off this historical day.Chronical of May 25th edited.
May 17, 2012
On this date the Marianist Daughters of Mary celebrated the 33rd anniversary of their presence in Korea. The Sisters also celebrated the newly acquired status of Province from their General Administration. They are now the Marianist Province of Korea. (see http://www.fmi-adele.org) Sr. Ohori & Sr.Teresa Lee from Japan also attend the celebration.
MLC groups are canonical
Brother Vianney Ahn considers January,1972 as the starting date for lay Family of Mary groups (Sodality). Many such informal groups existed in Korea from 1972 to 1982. the final meeting of such a group was the Catholic Lay Community (CLC) with Fr. Augustine Song as moderator. Fr. Song's group held a retreat on October 8, 1982. More information is available in my document My Time in Korea, December 23, 2001.
Marianist Lay Communities "are a canonically recognized private association of the faithful in the Catholic Church. We gather in mission with Mary as our model and guide to bring Jesus into a world in need of justice and peace. Our favored means is by forming communities of faith-filled women and men. Our communities are in permanent mission for the needs of the Church and the world."
Korea MLC 25 Anniversary Mass and celebrations
Aug. 8, 2012 Incheon
In 1987 the first Canonical Korean Marianist Lay Community was formed. This first group took the name "Bordeaux" after the city where Fr. Chaminade joined the underground Church during the French Revolution (1789-1799). A 25th year celebration of these groups was held in Incheon on August 8, 2012.
Preparing for the bazaar
Preparing for the Mass
Mass in progress