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ROME, Italy - On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, when Father Dwi was elected 23rd Superior General of the Company of Mary, St. Louis-Marie de Montfort, the founder of this Congregation, probably awoke from his “sleep” in a state of surprise, and with him, all the members of this Company who have “fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection”. St. Louis-Marie may have searched a Google map for exactly where Indonesia was and tried to pronounce the full name of Father Yoseph Putra Dwi Darma WATUN, SMM who is now his successor in the animation of the Congregation he founded in 1705 in Poitiers...
Dolaa DHANUSH | 11/5/2023

10 May - General Chapter 2023

After the intense day of yesterday concluded with the barbecue at the General Curia, today we resumed our work. The prayer is led by the Indian confreres who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the foundation this year.
Communications | 11/5/2023

Consecration of the AMQAH Members

MALANG, Indonesia – Coinciding with the Fifth Easter Sunday, the community of the Montfort Seminary - «House of Wisdom», in Malang, Indonesia, celebrated the Consecration to Jesus through Mary according to the teachings of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort of eight new members of the Association of Mary Queen of All Hearts (AMQAH) of the East Java Region, batch XII. They are Mr. Francis Hari Widodo, Mr. Donatus Rema, Mr. Daniel Dony Satyadi, Mr. Yeremias Agustinus Sae, Mrs. Lusia Lilik Sri Hartini, Mrs. Maria Sit Mutdrika, Mrs. Dolorosa Devy Romanda and Mrs. Yovita Vrida Indriani...

05 May - General Chapter 2023

Today was characterized by work in small groups formed around the thematic priorities. This allows me to describe the general development nowadays. The first appointment is in the chapel of the house of the Passionist Fathers at 7.30 am. A half-hour prayer of adoration is led each day by an entity...
Communications | 6/5/2023

04 May - General Chapter 2023

ROME, Italy - This morning, we continued our tour through the entities of old Europe with its wealth, but also with its poverty, its fears and its uncertainties. A common reality among the seven European entities is the presence of oversea confreres from Madagascar, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, the DRC, Haiti and Malawi.
Communications | 5/5/2023

The Spirit of 'la Charité'

VROENHOF, Netherlands - On April 28, we celebrated the feast of Saint Montfort in the community of Vroenhof. This year's feast was a little different because of the arrival of Fr. Sintus DEPA, SMM. Besides Fr. Charles LETA, SMM and myself, he is the 3rd young Montfortian from Indonesia in the Netherlands. Fr. Wim PEETERS, SMM is currently in the Netherlands on holiday and was therefore also able to attend the celebration in Vroenhof. Also present were Sr. Petronilla Groot, fdls and the staff of our two communities (Vroenhof and Schimmert). Their presence really gave a different colour and atmosphere to the feast...

Calvary of Pontchâteau, great pilgrimage for vocations

PONCHÂTEAU, France – Monday, May 1, 2023 has been chosen by the Ecclesiastical Province of Western France as a day of prayer for vocations. The choice of the place of the nine bishops for this historical event fell on the Calvary of Pontchâteau. In a superb day of grace, 3,500 faithful have arrived since in the morning with their bishops and priests. In the Hall of the Temple, the dioceses had set up their stands as well as the Montfortian Family, to present the variety and the beauty of the different vocations...

03 May - General Chapter 2023

To tell all that Fr. Angelo VITALI, SMM, made us relive with his testimony of commitment to the poor, young drug addicts, AIDS patients and in prisons, is impossible. This demand from young people: "tell us about death" which killed our colleague all night, will destroy us too! ....
Communications | 4/5/2023

02 May - General Chapter 2023

The morning opens with the visit of Fr. Pier Luigi NAVA, SMM Italian currently under-secretary of the Dicastery of Consecrated Life. With his very lively speech, he offers us orientations for our congregational journey in fidelity to the Church and to our mission in the challenges of today....
Communications | 3/5/2023

01 May - General Chapter 2023

The 38th General Chapter of the Company of Mary opened this morning in the splendid setting of the retreat house of the Passionist Fathers in Rome. After the innumerable round trips to Fiumicino airport by Brother Désiré and the other members of the Generalate, we were almost complete this morning....
Communications | 2/5/2023
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