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1st MarchSaint David. bishop, confessor
1858: Pope Pius IX gave an audience to Brothers François and Louis-Marie
1943: Brother Alfano died in Ventimiglia, Italy
1954: Marist work began in Angola
1991: transfer of the precious remains of Venerable Brother Alfano to the chapel of San Leone Magno (Rome)
2nd MarchSaint Lucius, bishop
3rd MarchSaint Eusebius, martyr
1911: first Marist Brothers departed for Sri Lanka
4th MarchSaint Casimir
5th MarchSaint Kieran
6th MarchSaint Colette, abbess
7th MarchSaints Perpetua and Felicity, virgins and martyrs
1851: Brother Antoine, 4th member of the Institute, died in Ampuis, France
1926: Brother Stratonique, 5th Superior General, died in Grugliasco, Italy
8th MarchSaint John of God, religious
1891: first Marist Brothers departed for China
International Women’s Day
9th MarchSaint Frances of Rome, religious
1985: departure of the first brothers for Haiti
10th MarchSaint Vivien
1983: departure of the first brothers for Ghana
11th MarchSaint Constantine II, king, martyr
1836: The Vatican recognised the Marist Fathers as an international order
1891: 1st Marist foundation in Algeria
2001: Beatification of Francesc Castelló Aléu, Marist ex-student murdered on the 29.09.1936 at the age of 22.
12th MarchSaint Maximilian
1808: Brother François (Gabriel Rivat), 1st Superior General, was born in Maisonettes, France
13th MarchSaint Leo, pope, confessor
14th MarchSaint Bonaventure, bishop, confessor
15th MarchSaint Louise de Marillac, Saint Clement Maria Hofbauer
16th MarchSaint Boniface, bishop, confessor
1990: the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints recognised the validity of the diocese of Burgos process relative to Brother Bernardo (1934)
17th MarchSaint Patrick
1984: Brother Charles Raphael, 8th Superior General, died in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium
18th MarchSaint Cyril of Jerusalem bishop, Doctor of the Church
1978: first Marist foundation on the island of Tonga
19th MarchSaint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
20th MarchSaint Cuthbert, bishop, confessor
1924: The remains of Brother François, 1st Superior General, were disinterred.
21st MarchSaint Benedict, abbot, confessor
International Day for Banning All Forms of Racial Discrimination. (ONU)
22nd MarchSaint Salvius, bishop, confessor
1988: The remains of Brother Alfano were transferred to San Leone Magno Institute in Rome
World Day of Water (ONU)
23rd MarchSaint Sophia, virgin, martyr
2002: the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints recognised the validity of the diocesan process relative to Brother Lycarion
World Day of Meteorology (ONU)
24th MarchSaint Gabriel, the archangel
Day of prayer for missionary martyrs
World Day of Tuberculosis (ONU)
25th MarchThe Annunciation of the Lord
St. Dismas
26th MarchSaint Margaret Clitherow
27th MarchSaint John Damascene, Doctor of the Church
28th MarchSaint Sixtus III, pope
1999: Foundation of the community at Esztergom (Hungary)
29th MarchSaint Mark, bishop
1825: Brother Jean-Pierre died, the 1st brother to die in the Institute
1954: Marist Brothers began work in Zambia
30th MarchSaint John Climacus, abbot
31st MarchSaint Benjamin, deacon, martyr
1842: The Brothers of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux became part of the Marist Brothers Institute