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Letter of Pope Francis - Fr. Olivier Maire, SMM

Dear brother: I thank you for your kind letter of August 10, in which you informed me of the death of Father Olivier Maire, as well as of the consternation it caused for the whole Company of Mary and for the parents of the religious. I beg you to convey to them all my closeness and my prayer for the soul of Father Olivier. I pray to the Lord that by appearing before the Tribunal of God, as this ancient prayer of the Society says, he will be welcomed into the loving arms of the Sweet Mother of mercy, as the faithful servant who gave his life in service of the last...
SMM Communications | 12/11/2021

Nomination of the New Director of the SMM Communications

On 19 October 2021, Father Luiz Augusto STEFANI, SMM, Superior General of the Company of Mary, with the consent of his Council has appointed Father Jailos Augustine MPINA, SMM from the General Delegation of Anglophone Africa, as the new Director of the SMM Communications. His mandate is effective starting from today, 19 October 2021...
SMM Communications | 20/10/2021

Totus Tuus Journey: Consecration of the First Batch of Filipinos at the Generalate Grotto

ROME, Italy - Sunday, 12th of September 2021, the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, twenty-four lay people made their consecration to Jesus through Mary according to the teachings of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the Rite of Consecration started at 11:00 a.m. at the grotto of the Generalate in Rome. It was presided by the Assistant General, Fr. Arnold Suhardi, SMM who is also in-charge of the Commissions on Lay Associates and Spirituality in the Company of Mary...

Continental Mission Year 2022: “Rise and Shine, Montfort in Asia and Oceania”

ROME, Italy - Since the second half of August 2021, Fr. Reynaldo asked Mr. Rodrigo, employee of the communications office of our Generalate in Rome, to start designing the website for the Asian and Oceanian Continental Year which will take place in 2022. The website which is now before your eyes is therefore the “work of art” of Father Reynaldo and Mr. Rodrigo. This service is a wonderful gift of the communications team to this part of the world where our modest Company is present and works to cultivate the seeds of the Kingdom of God which are in the hearts of the people...

Three Confreres obtained their Licentiate in Rome this year

ROME- In this year 2021, three of our confreres namely, Fr. Prem Kumar, Fr. Peter Makina and Fr. Judis Valan have successfully completed their licentiate in Rome. Fr. Prem who is from India did his licentiate in Dogmatic Theology at the Gregorian University. Fr. Peter Makina who hails from Malawi, did his licentiate in Pastoral Ministry for the Youth at the Salesian University and Fr. Judis Valan who is from India did his licentiate in Spiritual Theology at the Gregorian University. All the three will be leaving Rome shortly. Fr. Prem and Fr. Peter will go to their respective places for the new mission and Fr. Judis will continue his formative studies for one year in France. As they thank God for His providence and guidance during these two years of their licentiate, we congratulate them for their achievement and wish them God’s blessings and fruitful mission...

New Administration of the Vice-Province of India

On 29 June 2021, Father Luiz Augusto STEFANI, S.M.M., Superior General,
with the consent of his Council (C 215), has appointed

Father Peter MASCARENHAS, S.M.M
as Superior of the Vice Province of India for a mandate of three years.

The Councillors are:

Father Michael Sahayaraj JAMES, S.M.M.
Father Shibi Jose THOOMULLIL, S.M.M.
Father Prem KUMAR, S.M.M.
Father Nagavara Ashwani Kumar MADDALA, S.M.M.

The mandate of the new administration will be effective from 20 July 2021.
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