Oct. 14, 2012
Marianist Aspirants Make Promises see Marianist Mission Callings for names of aspirants.
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
Sept. 4, 2011
Susan Vogt is the MLC Regional Responsible for North America, Asia, Australia and Ireland she also publishes Gifts and Tasks, a monthly e-newsletter for Marianist Lay Communities in her Region. Gifts and Tasks also includes news from the world-wide Marianist Family.
Oct. 14, 2012
As part of the celebration of Foundation Day (Society of Mary Foundation October 14th) the scholasticate held an Evening Prayer Liturgy for the Marianist communities in Bangalore, the Deepahalli communities, the MLC, the parish clergy, and the neighboring communities of religious men and women. The Liturgy was followed by dinner. More pictures at http://marianistmissioncallings.blogspot.com/
November 3, 2011
The foundation is ready for two buildings. On the left there will be a church with 2 basements. There is a place for parking in the basement.
On the right is a small platform for the Community House. The house will have only one basement.
Progress of the Church
December 7, 2011
Basement 1 and Basement 2 under construction.
February 14, 2012
Working on the first floor
September 9, 2012
Progress of the Community House (수도원동)
March 5, 2012
To the left there is no basement, the right lower level is for a basement.
April 17, 2012
View Community House from the top of the Church
September 9, 2012
Overall view of the Church and Community House. Church on the left, Community House on the right.