Colin Year begins


Superior-General, Fr John Hannan's, opening message: 'Greetings on this actual beginning day of the Colin year, Nov 15, 2012.

'You have perhaps seen my message on this website written on Sep 14 explaining something of the significance of this special year.


'Today is the launch of this new website exclusively dedicated to Fr. Colin. I have great expectations that much fruit will come from this new means of drawing attention to the person of Fr Jean Claude-Colin so that his spiritual teaching will be better understood and lived, and that he will become an intercessor for many people. As you know we are working on the cause of his beatification and I'm sure this site will be an important contribution in this process.

'I encourage you to keep returning to the resources on the site and use them in your personal life, in your community, in your prayer and ministry as appropriate.

'A word of thanks is due to many who contributed in different ways to the setting up the website. You too can help to keep it going by sending news of the Colin Year wherever you are to our webmaster, Ron Nissen, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .'


Colin Year begins in other parts of the world...

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Davao, Philippines
Fr Pat Devlin presides at a Colin Year Eucharist;    Also in Davao: display of the 'Icon explained'

Callao, Peru
Bishop Luis Sebastiani SM and Marist concelebrants at a Colin Year Mass and display of the Colin icon with Marist laity in attendance.   


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Jean Vienne, Provincial of Mexico, blessing the icon at the recently opened Marist formation house, 'Seminario Marista Juan Claudio Colin', watched by several Mexican Marists, priests, seminarians and lay people.


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Tomigaoka, Japan
Marking the start of the Colin Year Fr Paul Glynn presides at Mass on Nov 15 with participants in a 'Life in the Spirit' program. 


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Belo Horizonte and Curitiba, Brazil
Colin Year commencement ceremonies and celebrations with Marist Fathers, lay Marists and Formation House community.

Sydney, Australia
'Spirituality & Lifestyle' participant, Fr Austin Magara, enshrines the Tollet painting of Fr Founder in the dining room of Villa Maria Monastery, Hunters Hill. 


Posted 15.11.2012-22.11.2012
News 2012-1