As the Marist world remembers, on Nov 15, the anniversary of the death in 1875 of the Society of Mary's founder, Jean-Claude Colin, they celebrate good news from France.
At their conference in Lourdes, Nov 04-09, the bishops of France approved with a massive vote the reopening of the beatiﬁcation cause of Marist Founder, Jean-Claude Colin.
It was Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyons, who is in charge of the cause at the diocesan level, who asked the approval of the French bishops.
Oceania Marist bishops Ghislain de Rasilly (Wallis and Futuna) and Michel Calvet (New Caledonia) were present at the vote and communicated the joyful news to fellow Marists.
Nov 15, 2016