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“Wonderful would it be, if we are not 'the last' in Denmark”

SORØ, Denmark - In connection with his visits in Germany and the Netherlands, Fr. Marco PASINATO, SMM, the Assistant General who is responsible for Europe had also taken time for a detour to Denmark to visit the Danish Montfortian presence in Sorø, which had pleased us very much. The Dutch Montfort Fathers came to Denmark in 1901, and over time, they became responsible for six parishes and built a similar number of churches...

Community Life and Fraternal Life

ANALAMALOTRA, Madagascar - Following a decision taken during a council concerning training in our Entity, all the young people in formation from the pre-postulancy to the scholasticate and formators should meet once a year. Inspired by the writings of our Congregation, the rules of life and the personal experience within our community, we decided to spend a friendly moment together to strengthen not only the knowledge of each other, but also the fraternal life. This authentic fraternal life is one of the challenges in our commitment to religious life as Montfortians...

Incarnating God’s Generosity to Everyone: Celebration of the Feast Day of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort in the Philippines

DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines – As a Christian virtue, generosity is the propensity of the mind and heart to offer oneself spontaneously, get through to others with attention and affection, and aspire for the collective welfare of others. Christian generosity is first and foremost an expression of God's goodness towards us human beings. By this, our humanness is preserved, our spirituality is enhanced, and we become more like Christ, whose generosity flows from His divine love. In fact, the epitome of God's generosity is Jesus' incarnation into the world through the virginal womb of Mary...

Consecrated and Renewed Montfortian Family: Celebrating the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

QUEZON CITY, Philippines - What distinguishes delightful spiritualities from one another is that individuals delve too deeply into Christ's mystery to have an all-encompassing perspective on their vital components that outweighs the inadvertent attributes depicting a specific event or cultural milieu. This has become plausible of Montfort's spirituality, which is entrenched mainly in the supreme mystery of Incarnation...

Celebration of the Feast of Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort and the Conferment of the Ministries of Lector and Acolyte

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - The feast of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, which took place last Thursday, April 28, 2022, was marked by the gathering of the entire Montfortian family working and based in Antananarivo, at the Foyer Andraisoro, namely the confreres of the Company of Mary, the sisters of the Daughters of Wisdom, the Montfort brothers of Saint Gabriel and the lay associates...

Celebration of SMM Mission in Asia-Oceania, Putussibau, Indonesia

PUTUSSIBAU, Indonesia - The opening of the SMM Mission celebration in Asia-Oceania in West Kalimantan was held on January 31, 2022. After the opening, each SMM parish had its own celebration of the SMM Mission in Asia-Oceania. The first to celebrate was the Parish of St. Antonius Padua, Mendalam. Then, on April 28-29, 2022, the Parish of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (HSPMTB), Putussibau, also celebrated...

Co-bread of Hope

MONTREAL, Canada - The good Pope Francis declared a World Day of the Poor six years ago. Following this request and the example of Father de Montfort and the will of Blessed Marie-Louise Trichet who told us to take good care of the poor, the Mary Queen of Hearts Sanctuary of Montreal set up the “Co-pain de l’espoir” committee which is animated by this Word of the Gospel: Let us not only love in word, but by deeds (Jn 3,18)...

Opening of the Latin American Novitiate

PAIPA-BOYACÁ, Colombia - On April 20, in the middle of the Octave of Easter, around 5:00 in the afternoon, the stage of the Latin American Novitiate 2022-2023 was inaugurated in the city of Paipa-Boyacá. The opening was given by the Provincial of Colombia, Fr. Jorge Enrique GONZÁLEZ, SMM, who was accompanied by other SMM priests: Fr. Manuel MORA, bursar; Fr. Álvaro PULIDO, Vocational Animator and Fr. Armando NOVOA, who studies Accounting in Bogotá...

Visitation of the Dutch Province by Father Marco Pasinato, SMM

NETHERLANDS - On March 24, Fr. Marco PASINATO, SMM, assistant of Superior General Fr. Luiz Augusto STEFANI, SMM, announced to the Superior of the Dutch Province, Fr. Peter DENNEMAN, SMM, that on behalf of the General Council, he intended to travel to the Netherlands for a visitation. It was agreed that this would start on April 7, immediately after the BDNL missionaries meeting in Marienheide, Germany. Fr. Marco is responsible for the visitation of all entities in Europe during this mandate of the General Council. He indicated that he would like to have conversations with all confreres personally, including the confreres who live independently, and then have a joint community meeting. He also would like to talk to the bursar, the archivist and the secretary...
Monique Heijman | 26/4/2022

Follow-up Meeting of SMM Missionaries from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands

MARIENHEIDE, Germany - From April 4 to 6, 2022, after being postponed several times due to Covid-19 measures, a follow-up meeting of the young missionaries from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands (BDNL) finally took place. This time in the monastery in Marienheide, Germany. Present were: Aimé, Nepo and Ghislain from Belgium, Jesu Manickam, Francis, Anand, Rayappa and Ravi from Germany and Stefan and Charles from the Netherlands. Fr. Peter DENNEMAN, SMM (sup. NL) and Fr. Gerd-Willi BERGERS, SMM (sup. D) were present as facilitators, as well as Fr. Marco PASINATO, SMM of the General Council from Rome...
Vroenhof (NL) | 26/4/2022
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