The village of Cerdon, in the northern Bugey mountains
Detail: Official icon of Jean-Claude Colin, with Blessed Virgin and Child
Barbery: Cross on the site of the Colin home
Forest of Barbery: hiding place for priests during Revolutionaries' raids - and of quiet for the young Jean-Claude
St Bonnet-le-Troncy, boyhood home of Jean-Claude Colin
River Loire, which flows past the minor seminary of St Jodard
Lyon, Fourvière: ancient chapel of the Blessed Virgin and Basilica
Fourvière: sanctuary of the ancient chapel of the Blessed Virgin.
Cerdon: Fr Colin's first appointment as assistant to his brother, Pierre.
Cerdon: statue in the church of St John the Baptist
Presbytery at Cerdon: home for the first nine years of Jean-Claude's priestly life.
Belley: Minor seminary high school where pioneer Bugey missioners lived
Bugey mountains: village of Lacoux
Bugey mountains: church at Innimont
Bugey mountains: church at Innimont
Bugey mountains: statue at Arandas
Rome: The Quirinale, residence of the Popes at the time of Fr Colin's first visits
Rome: Odescalchi Palace, from the church of the Apostles where Fr Colin stayed in 1833
Belley: Chapel of La Capucinière, first Marist professions, 1836
Lyon, Puylata: General House of the Society of Mary from 1838
Rochefort du Gard: one of the shrines undertaken by Fr Colin and the Marists
Toulon, La Seyne: One of the first high schools established by the Marist Fathers
Marcellange: established by Fr Colin as a place of retreat for his missioners
Trappist monastery at Aiguebelle: Fr Colin would make private retreats here
La Neylière: planned by Fr Colin to be a place of silence and retreat
La Neylière: book belonging to Fr Colin
La Neylière: Fr Colin's study
La Neylière: winter sunset, from the room of Fr Colin
La Neylière: bedroom of Fr Colin
La Neylière: crucifix laid in the hands of Fr Colin upon his death
La Neylière: resting place of Fr Colin

Marist anniversaries


Jan 01 (2009)  Province of USA established

Jan 09 (1825)  Commencement of the first Marist mission at La Balme in the Bugey mountains

Jan 10 (1836)  Oceania missions entrusted to the Society of Mary
Mass for the Society of Mary



Feb 07 (1796)  Birth of Marie-Françoise Perroton

Feb 28 (1873)  Approval of the Constitutions of the Society of Mary
Mass for the Society of Mary



Mar 09 (1822)  Brief of encouragement from Pope Pius VII
Mass for deceased confreres

Mar 25 (1889)  Province of New Zealand established



Apr 28 (1841)  Martyrdom of Peter Chanel
Mass for vocations

Apr 28 (1989)  District of Africa established

Apr 29 (1836)  Approbation of the Society of Mary by Pope Gregory XVI
Mass for the Society of Mary



May 31: Mass for living benefactors

May 20 (1789)  Birth of Marcellin Champagnat



Jun 01 (2008)  Province of Europe established

Jun 06 (1840)  Death of Marcellin Champagnat

Jun 29: Mass for the Pope

Jun 30 (1858)  Death of Jeanne-Marie Chavoin



Jul 12 (1803)  Birth of Peter Chanel

Jul 15 (1827)  Ordination of Peter Chanel

Jul 22 (1816)  Ordinations of Jean-Claude Colin, Marcellin Champagnat and Etienne Déclas

Jul 23 (1816)  Fourvière promise
Mass for the Society of Mary



Aug 07 (1790)  Birth of Jean-Claude Colin

Aug 10 (1873)  Death of Marie-Françoise Perroton 

Aug 29 (1786)  Birth of Jeanne-Marie Chavoin



Sep 12 Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary
Mass for the Society of Mary

Sep 20 (1938)  Province of Australia established

Sep 23 (2022)  Province of Australia transition to District

Sep 24 (1836)  First professions in the Society of Mary and election of Jean-Claude Colin as Superior-General
Mass for the Society of Mary



Oct 12 (1961)  Province of Mexico established

Oct 28 (1898)  Province of Oceania established

Oct 29 (1824)  Arrival of Etienne Déclas at Cerdon: ‘Today the Society of Mary has begun.’



Nov 03: Mass for deceased confreres

Nov 04: Mass for deceased benefactors

Nov 15 (1875)  Death of Jean-Claude Colin
Mass for the Society of Mary

Nov 15 (2016)  District of South America established



Dec 08 (1981)  District of Asia (then Philippines) established

Dec 13 (1965)  Province of Canada established



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