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A Momentous Occasion: Ordination of Deacons Peter Anthony, SMM and Martin Selvanayagam, SMM in the Vice-Province of India

BANGALORE, India - On the auspicious day of November 26th in Maria Bhavan, our Scholasticate community, a sacred ceremony unfolded as Deacons Peter ANTHONY, SMM and Martin SELVANAYAGAM, SMM were ordained to priesthood in the presence of a devout congregation consisting of 60 priests, religious brothers and sisters, laity, families of the ordinandi, and Montfortian friends. This momentous event holds special significance as the newly ordained deacons are bestowed as a gift upon the vice-province of India in commemoration of its Golden Jubilee...
Fr. Nashwin, SMM | 30/11/2023

Priesthood Ordination of Fr. Dominikus SIONG, SMM

WEST KALIMANTAN, Indonesia - On November 23, 2023, the Montfort Missionaries (SMM) in Indonesia again increased the number of its clergy, namely Father Dominikus SIONG, SMM who was ordained a priest in the Sintang Diocese along with 3 priests from the Sintang diocese. Fr. Siong’s batch, namely Fr. Daniel DAGUR, SMM, Fr. Agustinus ASMAN, SMM, and Fr. Hyronimus ARIO, SMM were ordained as priests in Ruteng diocese on October 16, 2023...

Montfort Group in Bergen, Norway

BERGEN, Norway - In Saint Paul Parish in Bergen, Norway, we have just started a Montfort Group with the Norwegian name: Maria, Alle Hjerters Dronning (Mary, Queen of All Hearts). During the first half of this year, we were six women who, one by one, got to know Montfort and his True Devotion to Mary and each one made the consecration to Jesus through Mary in the Holy Spirit...

A Month of Rosary

FLANDERS, Belgium - The month of May is popularly known as the month of Mary in the Roman Catholic Church. In Flanders, many devotees choose this month to visit well-known Marian pilgrimage sites, such as Scherpenheuvel and Banneux, and organize processions in honour of the patron saints. Similarly, the month of October is celebrated as the Month of the Rosary by practicing Roman Catholics...

Day of the Vice-Province of Canada

CANADA - On November 15, 2023, at the request of the Generalate, the Marie-Reine-des-Coeurs Shrine hosted a meeting to share the minutes of the last General Chapter. The day began with an appropriate song for the day, “Tournée vers l'Avenir” by “Jo Akepsimas” and the General Chapter prayer...

Three Montfortians participate in the Vatican Meeting on Sanctuaries

ROME, Italy - From November 9 to 11, 2023, the Dicastery for Evangelization organized the 2nd International Meeting of rectors and collaborators of sanctuaries, entitled “The Sanctuary: house of prayer”. A journey which continues, after the first International Meeting of 2018, with three days which involved numerous participants from all over the world. The meeting, which also prepares for the Holy Year 2025, was held in the Paul VI Hall of the Vatican. Three confreres from the Vice Province of France participated, namely Fr. Santino BREMBILLA, SMM, Fr. Ronel CHARELUS, SMM, and Fr. Jean Didereau DUGER, SMM, who gave his testimony below...

Inauguration of the Póvoa de Santo Adrião Social Center Expansion Building

LISBON, Portugal - Last Saturday, November 11th, the new premises were blessed and inaugurated, resulting from the expansion of the Social and Parish Center of Póvoa de Santo Adrião. The Center is a foundation of the parish of Póvoa de Santo Adrião, Diocese of Lisbon with civil recognition by the Portuguese state intended to support children, the elderly and bedridden patients and the unemployed looking for work, among others...

Memorial Celebration in the Belgian Delegation

ROTSELAAR, Belgium – In observance of the annual tradition during All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day, the Belgian delegation organized this year’s memorial celebration on Sunday, 29th of October in Rotselaar, where the delegation cemetery is located. Invitations were sent to the families of the deceased confreres and despite noting a noticeable decrease in family member attendance in recent years, approximately 80 people participated in the Eucharist this year...

Installation of an Indian Confrere as Parish Priest in Italy

GINOSA, Italy - On Sunday, October 5, the Parish Community of the “Immaculate Heart” of Ginosa – Taranto (Italy) gathered with Bishop Sabino IANNUZZI for the “entry” rite of the new parish priest, Fr. Cletus M. DAVID, SMM, on the path of life and faith. Originally from the Vice-Province of India, Fr. Cletus (called by all as "Padre Cleto") is already on his third experience in a parish entrusted to the Province of Italy, and during the last three years, he had been a parish priest of Pardesca di Bianco (Reggio Calabria)...

Fr. Gerd-Willi BERGERS, SMM began his second mandate

MARIENHEIDE, Germany - On 1st September 2023, Fr. Gerd-Willi BERGERS, SMM began his second mandate as Superior of the General Delegation of Germany and assisted by the councillors, Fr. Francis Xavier ANTONY, SMM and Bro. Johannes BOSSMANN, SMM. The new term of three years began with the commissioning by the Assistant General, Fr. Marco PASINATO, SMM, in a festive Holy Eucharist at the shrine of Our Lady of Visitation in Marienheide, together with the confreres and some parishioners. The first official activity of the new Council was to attend the thanksgiving celebrations for the 90th birthday of Fr. Edmund JÄCKEL, SMM on September 4 in Bonn...

The 31st Montfortian Pilgrimage: A Graceful Journey of Faith and Unity

QUEZON CITY, Philippines - On October 14, 2023, under the sweet gaze of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the inspiration of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort, the 31st Montfortian Pilgrimage took place at four churches in the Diocese of Malolos, Bulacan, which are the St. Michael de Archangel Parish (San Miguel, Bulacan), San Agustin Church (Baliuag, Bulacan), San Isidro Labrador Parish (Pulilan, Bulacan), St. James the Apostle Parish (Plaridel, Bulacan, and the National Shrine of La Virgen Divina Pastora (Gapan, Nueva Ecija) from the Diocese of Cabanatuan. The pilgrimage was a resounding success, marked by grace, unity, and profound faith, and it left an everlasting impact on the hearts of all who participated...

Montfortian Marian Days

FATIMA, Portugal - On the 21st and 22nd of October 2023, the Montfortian Marian Days returned with the theme: “With Mary on the path to the New Evangelization”. Organized by the Montfort Missionaries, namely Fathers Carlos VIEIRA, SMM, Luís OLIVEIRA, SMM and Amílcar TAVARES, SMM, the event took place at the Concepcion’s Sisters of Fátima to know, share and live the Marian spirituality of Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort...
Paulo VICTORIA | 9/11/2023
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