A set of bookmarks is available to mark the anniversary of Fr Etienne Déclas' arrival at the presbytery of Cerdon on Oct 29, 1824.
On this occasion Fr Pierre Colin wrote to Bishop Alexander Devie: 'Today the Society of Mary has begun'.
The bookmarks are available in six languages from the Resource/Stationery page or from links below.
Pictured further below, from the Australian Province web site:
Brisbane Lay Marists, Kevin & Trish McGrory, visited Cerdon, France, during a pilgrimage in 1991. Since 2008 they have recalled their visit, inviting local Marists to join them in a celebratory dinner at their Stafford Heights home recalling the Oct 29 event of 1824.
It was then that Fr Etienne Déclas arrived at the Cerdon presbytery to form, with Frs Pierre and Jean-Claude Colin, the first community of the Society of Mary. Later that same day, Fr Pierre wrote to the bishop: 'Today the Society of Mary has begun'.
Above: The Cerdon presbytery today.
Below: The bookmarks are five to an A4 page, reading for (laminating and) trimming. Marist crest on reverse side.
Above: Oct 29 dinner at the McGrorys with Frs Aidan Carvill, John Begg, Seamus McMahon and Christopher Ketsore / commemorarive placemat for the occasion.
Posted: Oct 28, 2014