MMR’s Marist Centre is blessed

0613-Ranong-blessing-2-BishLast 27th of June 2013, the bishop of Surat Thani Diocese, Bishop Joseph Pratan, blessed the Marist Centre. here in Ranong, Thailand.
The celebration was also graced by the other two bishops from Myanmar (from the Diocese of Loiko and Meik).
The Ceremony was also attended by Fr Pat Devlin, the Marist Superior of Thailand-Philippines District, by Fr Kevin Stewart, with Geoff Henry, from the Marist Mission Centre Australia,  3 Thai priests and 3 Burmese priests, the Catholic network organizations, the catholic community in Ranong, friends from Singapore, and the Marist Brothers (FMS) from Bangkok.
Fr Jimmy McElroy and Irish students from St. Mary’s College in Dundalk, Ireland (would stay in Ranong from June 27 to July 7) present during the said ceremony.
After the ceremony, those who were present were entertained by the sing and dance performances by the selected MMR pupils and students.  The celebration was successful and very much alive.
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MMR celebrates ‘Teachers Respect Day’

MTP Year 3Each year in Thailand students celebrate ‘Teacher Respect Day’ by bringing flowers and saying thanks to their teachers.

The celebration was really very moving for our teachers, since, for some of them, it was their first time to be given such a beautiful programme in honor of their love and commitment for the education of the Burmese kids on the border.

Check out the celebration this week with our wonderful students and teachers at Marist Mission Ranong.

You can support our education, health and migrant programmes at www.givealittle.co.nz/org/maristmissionranong

 

 

CUS-Irish Friends welcomed in Davao City

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThree teachers and 14 students from Catholic University School (CUS), Ireland are here in Davao City, Philippines for their annual personal immersion in the different apostolates and ministries  in Mindanao. These are group of students and teachers who want to see the ‘the other world’ and experience life with the poor and abandoned.  They spend their time with children and sick people giving them hope, joy and love. They do teaching,  painting,  and other manual works where their talents and skills can be of used.

On 9 June, they were welcomed at the Marist Fathers District House in Davao city. Present where the Lay Marists and the Marist sisters as well the staff of the Centers where the boys will be working. After a simple welcome liturgy, a lovely meal was prepared and a short and spontaneous entertainment ended the gathering.

We wish them all the best for their time in the Philippines. May they‘ll have a good craic!

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Marist College Seminarians extension house blessed!

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On 3rd June 2o13, the extension house of college seminarians in Davao was blessed by Fr.    Pat Devlin, SM, District superior of the Philippines. Present in the occasion is Fr. Kevin Mowbray, SM, General Bursar of the Society of Mary from Rome. His presence meant a lot as he was one of the first Marists who came to the Philippines to implant the Society of Mary in 1981. This desire of implantation continues today with Filipino Marists handling the formation and new batch of seminarians training to be Marists.

The members of the formation community as well lay partners were present during the blessing. A simple and lovely dinner was shared after the blessing. Thank you for your prayers and support to the Marist formation community.

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