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1st JanuarySolemnity of Mary, Mother of God
1818, Antoine Couturier, the 4th brother in the Institute, joined the community in La Valla
1909, the first Bulletin of the Institute was published
World Day of Peace: Fighting poverty to build peace
2nd JanuarySaint Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen
1817 Foundation of the Institute.
3rd JanuarySaint Genevieve
4th JanuarySaint Titus
5th JanuarySaint Edward
1970, Marist foundation in Nicaragua
6th JanuaryChildren’s World Missionary Day
1814, Marcellin was ordained a Subdeacon in Lyons
1960, first Marist foundation opened in Sarawak, Malaysia
7th JanuarySaint Raymond of Penyafort
8th JanuarySaint Eugene
9th JanuarySaint Adrian of Canterbury.
1863, Pope Pius IX formally approved the Constitutions of the Marist Brothers
1902, the acts for Marcellin’s cause were presented at Rome
1999, a papal consistory authorised Marcellin’s canonisation
10th JanuarySaint Marcian
1838, the first Marist missionaries arrived in New Zealand
11th JanuarySaint Salvius
12th JanuarySaint Remigius
1993, the first Marist Brothers arrived in Koumra, Chad
13th JanuarySaint Hilary
14th JanuarySaint Felix
15th JanuarySaint Macarius
1925: The first Marist Brothers left for Venezuela
World Day of Migrants and Refugees
16th JanuarySaint Dacian and companions, martyrs
17th JanuarySaint Anthony
18th JanuarySaint Aquila and Priscilla
January 18-25: Beginning of the Octave of prayer for Christian Unity: That they may become one in your hand (Ezek 37, 17).
19th JanuarySaint Kanute, martyr
1959, First Marist Brothers foundation opened in New Guinea
20th JanuarySaints Fabian and Sebastian
21st JanuarySaint Agnes
1952, First Marist Brothers foundation opened in Rwanda
1996, Brother Basilio Rueda, Superior General 1967-85, died in Guadalajara, Mexico
22nd JanuarySaint Vincent, deacon, martyr
1881, Brother François, first Superior General of the Marist Brothers, died at the Hermitage in France
1991 Decree on the heroicity of virtues of Brother Alfano Vaser
1881, Brother François, first Superior General of the Marist Brothers, died at the Hermitage in France
23rd JanuarySaint Margaret
1939, Marist foundation in Kutama (Zimbabwe) and Marist foundation in Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
24th JanuarySaint Francis de Sales
1810, death of Marie-Thérèse Chirat (64 years old) Marcellin’s mother
25th JanuaryThe Conversion of Saint Paul
World Day for People suffering from Hansen’s Disease
Final day of the Octave dedicated to prayer for Christian Unity
26th JanuarySaints Timothy and Titus
27th JanuarySaint Angela Merici
Day of Mourning the Holocaust
28th JanuarySaint Thomas Aquinas
1947, the first Marist Brothers left to begin work in Portugal
29th JanuarySaint Julian
1826, Father Champagnat went to convalesce with Father Dervieux, parish priest of Saint Peter’s at Saint-Chamond
30th JanuarySaint Flavian
1948: Mahatma Gandhi, apostle of non-violence, was martyred
31st JanuarySaint John Bosco
1950, Creation of the Marcellin Champagnat Missionary Union