MARIST HISTORY: 1819 - Marcellin’s school in La Valla begins functioning under the directorship of Br Jean-Marie Granjon; 1939 - End of the Spanish Civil War in which 172 Marist Brothers shed their blood; 1954 - Foundation in Lubango, Angola
MARIST HISTORY: 1903 - The French Government notified Marist leaders of the Decree banning the Institute in France, an action affecting about 600 schools. MORTUARY LIST: Br Leo Adrian Negre b.France 1904-1980 ap. South Africa
THURSDAY within the Octave of Easter
MARIST HISTORY: 1922 - Approval of the Constitutions by Pope Pius XI. BIRTHDAY: 1972 - Evans Musakanya
FRIDAY within the Octave of Easter
MORTUARY LIST: (1) Br Adalbertus Freytag b.Germany 1876-1942 ap. South Africa; (2) Br Paul Constant Mailhot b.Canada 1907-1970 ap. Canada, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Malawi. BIRTHDAY: 1968 - Patrick Bushilya
SATURDAY within the Octave of Easter
MARIST HISTORY: 1872 - Foundation in Australia (Sydney). MORTUARY LIST: Br Oswald Crawley b.Ireland 1844-1899 ap. South Africa
MARIST HISTORY: 1994 - Beginning of the genocide in Rwanda during which Brothers Canisius Nyilikindi, Chris Mannion, Étienne Rwesa, Fabien Bisengimana, Gaspard Gatali and Joseph Rushigajiki lost their lives.
MARIST HISTORY: 1832 - Fr Colin decides to found the Brothers of St Joseph as aides to the Marist Fathers
MARIST HISTORY: 1883 - Death, aged 65, in St-Génis-Laval of Br Nestor 3rd SG (1880-1883); 1999 - Pre-Chapter Assembly in Kutama to set up the new Province of Southern Africa with Brs. Charles Howard, delegate of Sup Gen, and Richard Dunleavy as facilitators. MORTUARY LIST: (1) Br Leon Xavier Eydous b.France 1864-1887 ap. South Africa; (2) Br Théonille Jolivet b.France 1869-1943 ap. France, Algeria, South Africa; (3) Br Alexis Zgorecky b.Germany 1913-1959 ap. South Africa; (4) Br John Emilian Callaghan b.South Africa 1906-1988 ap. Lebanon, South Africa. BIRTHDAY: 1935 - António Pisco
THURSDAY St Stanislaus 1079
MARIST HISTORY: 1999 - Official erection of the new Province of Southern Africa and appointment of Br Jude Pieterse as the first Provincial
MARIST HISTORY: 1903 - Foundation in Brazil (Belém). BIRTHDAY: 1969 - Patrick Bwalya
MARIST HISTORY: 1824 - Marcellin receives permission from the Archdiocese to build the Hermitage. BIRTHDAY: 1985 - Padington Chakabva
SUNDAY THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER Psalms Week 3
MARIST HISTORY: 1884 - Union of the Brothers of Viviers with the Marist Brothers. MORTUARY LIST: Br Justinian Woods A.G. b.Scotland 1910-1984 ap. South Africa, General Administration.
TUESDAY St Bernadette of Lourdes 1879
MORTUARY LIST: Br Ignatius Khambi b.Malawi 1977-2010 ap. Malawi. BIRTHDAY: 1927 - Birth of Pope Benedict XVI in Bavaria
MARIST HISTORY: 1921 - Consecration of the Institute to St Joseph
ZIMBABWE Independence Day. MARIST HISTORY: 1867 - Arrival of the first Brothers in Cape Town; 1907 - Death of Br Théophane, SG; 1999 - Canonisation of Marcellin Champagnat. MORTUARY LIST: (1) Br Marie Valerian Joanin b.France 1873-1932 ap.Aden, Seychelles, South Africa, Ceylon. (2) Br Eric Burke b.South Africa 1905-1936 ap. South Africa.
MARIST HISTORY: 1805 - Shrine of the Virgin at Fourvière re-opened by Pope Pius VII after the Revolution; 2005 - Election of Josef Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI. MORTUARY LIST: (1) Br Charles Devriendt b.Belgium 1927-1988 ap. Belgium, Zambia; (2) Br Anton Meis b.Germany 1912-1998 ap. Germany, South Africa.
SATURDAY St Marcellinus, African Saint 374,
MARIST HISTORY: 1847 - Br Hyacinth & Marist Fathers Paget & Jacquet martyred in San Christopher, Oceania. MORTUARY LIST: Br Anthony Biedermann b.Germany 1880-1938 ap. Belgium, South Africa
SUNDAY FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (St Anselm of Canterbury, bishop, doctor of the church, 1109) Psalms Week 4
MORTUARY LIST: (1) Br John Michael Hempstead b.England 1895-1960 ap. South Africa; (2) Br Ephrem Trudeau b.Canada 1906-1984 ap. New Caledonia, Australia, Zimbabwe. BIRTHDAY: 1966 - Auxensio Dickson
MORTUARY LIST: 2002 - Mr Arthur Gibson, affiliated member, South Africa
FRIDAY St Cletus (Anacletus), third Bishop of Rome 92
MARIST HISTORY: 1862 - Foundation in Ireland (Sligo).
SATURDAY St Theodore, martyr 306
SOUTH AFRICA Freedom Day
SUNDAY FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (St Peter Chanel, Marist Father, martyr, canonized 1954) Psalms Week 1
MARIST HISTORY: 1841 - On the island of Futuna, Peter Chanel is martyred while Br Nizier was away baptising a child. MORTUARY LIST: (1) Br Zenon Collier b.France 1852-1915 ap. France, South Africa, Lesotho; (2) Br Probe Pigeyre b.France 1853-1933 ap. France, Algeria, South Africa; (3) Br Aristes Zanella b.Brazil 1921-2008 ap. Brazil, South Africa.
MARIST HISTORY: 1836 - Pope Gregory XVI approved the priestly branch of the Society of Mary; 1937 - Foundation in Holland; 1991 - Br Moisés Cisneros was murdered in Guatemala. MORTUARY LIST: Br Kevin McGarry b.Ireland 1927-2004 ap.Ireland and South Africa