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1st AprilSaint Theodora, Virgin and Martyr
1939: End of the Spanish Civil War, in which 172 Marist Brothers shed their blood
2nd April Saint Francis of Paola, Hermit
2005 Death of Pope John Paul II
3rd April Saints Agape, Chionia, Irene and companions, Martyrs.
1903 : The Prefect of Lyons notifies that on the 1st April the Minister of the Interior rejected our request for the authorisation of the Institute.
4th AprilSaint Isadore, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
5th AprilSaint Vincent Ferrer, Priest
6th AprilSaint Celestine, Pope
7th AprilSaint Jean Baptiste de la Salle, Priest, founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
1994: Start of the Rwandan genocide during which Brothers Frères Canisius Nyilinkindi, Christopher Mannion, Étienne Rwesa, Fabien Bisengimana, , Gaspard Gatali and Joseph Rushigajiki lost their lives.
World Health Day
8th AprilSaint Dionysius, Bishop and Confessor
9th AprilSaint Mary of Egypt
1883: Br. Nestor, 3rd Superior General of the Institute, died in Saint-Genis Laval
1999: creation of the Province of África Austral / Southern Africa which consists of South Africa, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
10th AprilSaint Palladius, Bishop
11st AprilSaint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr
12ndSaint Julius, Pope
13rdSaint Martin, Pope and Martyr
14th AprilSaint Ledwina, Virgin
15th AprilSaints Basilissa and Anastasia, Martyrs
1844: The Brothers of Viviers, France joined the Marist Institute
2000: creation of the Province of Europe Centre-Ouest / West Central Europe, formed by Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and the Netherlands
16th AprilSaint Callistus, Pope
1993: Presentation of the positio of Brother Bernardo to the Congregations for the Causes of the Saints. He was murdered on the 6th October 1934 at Barruelo.
17th AprilSaint Simeon, Bishop, and companions, Martyrs
18th April1907: Br. Theophane, 4th Superior General of the Institute, died in Mataró, Spain
1999: The Pope John Paul II canonized St. Marcellin
19th AprilSaint Leo (IX) Pope and Confessor
Election of Benedict XVI
20th AprilSaint Agnes of Montepulciano, Virgin and Abbess.
1847: Br. Jacinto was assassinated in St. Christopher, Solomon Islands
1955: St. Marcellin’s remains were exhumed a second time
21st AprilSaint Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
1951: Br. Joche Albert was shot to death in Si-Chiang, China
22nd AprilSaint Opportuna, Virgin and Abbess
23rdSaint George, Martyr
World Day of Scouts
24th AprilSaint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr
25th AprilSaint Mark, Evangelist
1932: The first Marist Brothers set out for Guatemala
26th AprilSaints Cletus and Marcellinus, Popes and Martyrs
1862: The first Marist Brothers arrived in Ireland
27th AprilSaint Zita, Virgin
28th AprilSaint Peter Chanel, Marist Father and Martyr
1841: Peter Chanel, a Marist priest, was martyred on the Island of Futuna
29th AprilSaint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
1836: Pope Gregory XVI approved the priests branch of the Society of Mary
1937: Marist Brothers began their work in Holland
1991: Br. Moisés Cisneros was murdered in Guatemala
30th AprilSaint Pius V, Pope