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In this Marist Bulletin we are publishing the Marist Calendar for June, which appears each day on our web site www.champagnat.org

The Ascension of the Lord - World Social Communications Day - Marist Saturday: a day specially dedicated to prayer for the Marist Family
First Monday of the month: remembrance of deceased Marists - “Do not let any man make you fall so low as to hate him”. Martin Luther King.
St. Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs in Uganda - 1949: The first Marist Brothers left for Malaysia – “Drawing loaves does not appease hunger”. Simone Weil.
International Day of Child Victims of War – “We teach what we are and we become what we teach”. Pedro Arrupe.
World Day of the Environment – 1948: The first brothers set out for the Philippines – “The characteristic of the modern world is the terrible lack of the sacred”. Péguy.
Feast of ST. MARCELLIN CHAMPAGNAT, Founder of the Marist Brothers – 1840: Marcellin died at the Hermitage - 1961: Introduction of the cause of Bro. Cipriano José and 21 Brothers, killed in Spain in 1936.

Marist Saturday: a day specially dedicated to prayer for the Marist Family - From the 7th to the 9th, meeting in Rome to prepare the retreats in Europe and the Pacific.

Feast of Pentecost - 1840: Solemn funeral rites for Marcellin Champagnat – Marist Saturday: specially dedicated to prayer for the Marist Family

“Your YES has no value unless you are free to say NO”. Anthony de Mello.

Beginning in Rome of the plenary session of the General Council that will last until July 11th - World Day of Alcoholic Anonymous

Saint Barnaba, apostle - “Everything eaten without need is stolen to the stomachs of the poor”. Gandhi

Feast of Jesus Christ, High Priest - 1954: Canonization of Father Peter Chanel, missionary of the Society of Mary; protomartyr of the Church in Oceania

1956: In Nigeria, the Brothers of St. Peter Claver joined the Marist Brothers’ Congregation - Saint Anthony of Padova.

Day of Refugees – Marist Saturday: specially dedicated to prayer for the Marist Family.

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity - 1946: The first Marist Brothers left for Malawi – “Pray, but do not stop rowing to the shore”. Russian proverb.

Saint John Francis Régis - International Day for Overcoming Apartheid - “One always learns from those we love”. Goethe

World Day for the Prevention of Desertification and Drought - “It is scaring the great number of men who die without having used once their soul”. Bernanos.

1900: the first Brothers leave for Bom Principio, Brazil - “Make other people happy; there is nothing better or more beautiful”. Ludwig van Beethoven.

“One lives and dies for the love of others; without love one lives only for himself”. Teresa of Calcuta.

African Refugee Day – 1851: Decree of legal authorization for the Marist Institute in France – 1910: in Lyons, initial steps taken to promote the cause of Brother François.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Patron of Youth – World Day of Music – Marist Saturday: specially dedicated to prayer for the Marist Family - Beginning of winter in the Southern hemisphere; beginning of Summer in the Northern hemisphere

XII Sunday during the year - Feast of the Body of Christ - St. Thomas Moore - 431: The Council of Ephesus proclaimed that Mary is the Mother of God

1815: Marcellin Champagnat, John Vianney, and Jean-Claude Colin were ordained deacons – World Day of the Olympic Movement - 1958: the first Brothers arrive in Central Africa.

Birth of JOHN THE BAPTIZER – World Day of Osteoporosis - “Decide what you are not going to do; dedicate yourself with energy to what you are going to do”. Meng-Tse.

“We are very poor unless we understand that it is with closed eyes that we see everything better”. Helder Camara.

International Days for the Fight against Drugs and Support for Torture Victims.

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - World Day of Diabetes – 1851: Brother Francis consecrates the Institute to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

1882: Father Matricon died; Father Champagnat’s assistant starting in 1835 and a chaplain for the Brothers for 47 years - 1960: The Mayor’s Council of Rome names the square in front of the General House “Piazzale Marcellino Champagnat” - Marist Saturday: specially dedicated to prayer for the Marist Family

Feast of STS. PETER AND PAUL –XIII Sunday during the year.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 1858: Jeanne-Marie Chavoin died; Foundress of the Marist Sisters, in Jarnosse, France.

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