FRIDAY ALL SAINTS DAY Solemnity (In some countries, this celebration is transferred to the following Sunday)
MARIST HISTORY: 1805 - Marcellin entered the minor seminary at Verrières. 1813 – Marcellin Champagnat, Jean-Claude Colin and Jean-Marie Vianney (the Curé of Ars) enter the Major Seminary in Lyons (as did three other Marists - Déclas, Janvier and Terraillon); 1820 - Marcellin accepts Jean-Baptiste Berne ‘the impossible child’ aged 9, who became Br Nilamon in 1825 and died five years later “in the odour of sanctity.”; 1824 - Marcellin is relieved of his duties in La Valla so as to devote himself full time to his Brothers; 1968 - Foundation in Paraguay
SATURDAY COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
MARIST HISTORY: 1816 - Marcellin met his second recruit Jean-Baptiste Audras, later to become the doyen of the Institute; 1853 - Br Stanislaus died at the Hermitage. MORTUARY LIST: (1) Br Arthur Gobeil b.Canada 1913 -1985 ap.Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia; (2) 2000 - Br Quentin Duffy, Vicar General from 1967 to 1985.
MARIST HISTORY: 1832 - Fr Colin invites Marcellin to meet Fr Chaminade, founder of the Marianists, for a possible merger – nothing came of it; 1942 - Cure of John Ranaivo through Marcellin’s intercession – it was one of the miracles recognised for the Beatification. MORTUARY LIST: Br José Pereira Cravo b.Portugal 1911-1977 ap.Portugal, Mozambique. BIRTHDAYS: 1932 - João Torcato; 1983 - Oswald Mkanda; 1982 - Asensio Njobvu
MARIST HISTORY: 1934 - The cause of Br François was introduced in Rome. MORTUARY LIST: Br Ezekiel McCauley b.Scotland 1915-1976 ap.South Africa.
FRIDAY St Albert the Great, German Bishop, Doctor of the church 1280
MARIST HISTORY: 1845 - Françoise Perroton, the foundress of the Marist Missionary Sisters, left France for Oceania to work on the island of Wallis. In the same year four Brothers were also bound for Oceania; 1875 - Father Jean-Claude Colin, founder of the Marist Fathers, died at La Neylière; 1886 - Foundation in Rome. BIRTHDAYS: 1949 - Raimundo Puente Calleja; 1958 - Steven Finye
SATURDAY St Margaret of Scotland, Queen 1093
BIRTHDAY: 1984 - Bwalya Ndapisha Francis
SUNDAY THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (St Dionysius of Alexandria 265) Psalms Week 1
MARIST HISTORY: 1889 - Father Peter Chanel, Marist Father, was beatified by Pope Leo XIII; 1875 - Departure of the Brothers for New Zealand, under Br Sigismond, who died later in South Africa. MORTUARY LIST 2008 - Let us remember Br Gabriel Michel - not of our Province - but one of those responsible for our renewed view of St Marcellin. BIRTHDAY: 1968 – Boniface Chirambo
BIRTHDAY: 1990 – Felix Chabu (novice adm. 2012); 1989 – Steven Banda (novice adm. 2013)
TUESDAY Pope St Gregory I, Gregory the Great 604
MARIST HISTORY: 1939 - Mrs Grondin of Waterville, Maine, USA, was cured of cancer through the intercession of Fr Champagnat. It was one of the two miracles necessary for his beatification.
THURSDAY Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Gelasius, third African Pope 496
MARIST HISTORY: 1958 – Union of the Brothers of St Francis Régis with the Marist Institute. MORTUARY LIST: Br Pius Freytag b.Germany 1878-1959 ap.France, South Africa. He was the last of the family of three Freytag Marist Brothers to die in South Africa. BIRTHDAY: 1977 – Fortune Chakasara
FRIDAY St Cecilia, Roman martyr, patroness of musicians 230
MORTUARY LIST: Br Valerian Flynn b.Scotland 1856-1914 ap.England, South Africa.
SATURDAY St Clement, early Bishop of Rome, Apostolic Father ca.100; Saint Columban, Irish Abbot who established several monasteries in Europe 615; Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, Mexican Priest and Martyr 1927.
SUNDAY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE Solemnity (St Andrew Dung-Lac & companions, Viet Nam, martyrs 1839) Psalms Week 2
BIRTHDAY: 1968 – António Viana
MONDAY Saint Catherine of Alexandria,
Virgin and Martyr 305
TUESDAY St Conrad
WEDNESDAY St Virgil ca.610
MORTUARY LIST: Br Robert McArthur b.Australia 1915-2009 ap.Australia, South Africa. BIRTHDAY: 1948 – Vincent George
THURSDAY St Valerian
MORTUARY LIST: (1) Br Terence Jones b.USA 1918-1988 ap.USA, South Africa, Canada, Guam, Hawaii; (2) Br Aquinas Brady b.Scotland 1900-1993 ap.South Africa, Scotland. BIRTHDAY: 1986 - Mark Chikandwe
MARIST HISTORY: 1857 - Foundation of the Marist Missionary Sisters, centred around Françoise Perroton; 1871 – Foundation in Sydney Australia. 1911 - Four Brothers from Syria go to Madagascar to establish the a Marist school in Betafo