Monthly Archives: January 2019

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. Congregations and parishes all over the world exchange preachers or arrange special ecumenical celebrations and prayer services. Continue reading

Marist News, January 2019

202 years of the Institute, Feast of January 2, 2019 in LaValla en Gier

The Brothers of the community of La Valla invited the Brothers of l’Hermitage, Marlhes and Saint-Etienne to mark, as is appropriate, the birthday of the Foundation of the Institute. There were about fifteen Brothers as well as a couple who are affiliated members of the Institute, originally from La Valla. Continue reading

Year-end roundtable: A look back at 2018’s challenges and signs of hope

Looking back on the year, I have at least one indelible memory: being in the crowd at St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Oct. 14, the day that Óscar Romero and six others were canonized.

For a journalist in his late 50s whose interest in international affairs and theology began as a college student during the time Romero was assassinated, it was a searing and memorable occasion. Continue reading