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1st MaySaint Joseph the Worker
1825: the La Valla community took up residence in its new home at the Hermitage
2nd MaySaint Athanasius
1818: Brother Bartholomew, fifth member of the Institute, joined the community in La Valla
3rd MaySaints Philip and James, Apostles
1840: Saint Marcellin offered his final Mass at the Hermitage
World Day for Freedom of the Press (ONU)
4th MaySaint Augustine Webster
5th MaySaint Angelus of Jerusalem
1873: founding of the first Marist school in New Caledonia
6th MaySaint Anna Rosa Gattorno
1818: Gabriel Rivat (Brother François) entered the Novitiate in La Valla
1949: the first Marist brothers arrived in Hong Kong
7th MaySaint Gisella
1871: first Marist school opened in Samoa
8th MaySaint Gibrian
1994: Brother Henri Vergès was murdered in Algeria
9th MaySaint Gregory of Ostia
10th MaySaint Antonius of Florence
11st MaySaint Albert of Bergamo
1840: Father Marcellin received the Anointing of the Sick
12nd MaySaint Dionysius
13rd MayOur Lady of Fatima
14th MaySaint Matthias, Apostle
1864: Brother Euloge was murdered in Wanganui, New Zealand
15th MaySaint Hilary
1876: The brothers opened their first school in Wellington, New Zealand
16th MaySaint John Nepomucene
17th MaySaint Pascal Baylon
18th MaySaint Eric of Sweden
1840: The Spiritual Testament of Father Marcellin Champagnat was read by Brother Louis-Marie to the brothers.
19th MaySaint Joaquina Vedruna de Mas
20th MaySaint Bernardine of Siena
1789: the birth of Saint Marcellin Champagnat in Rosey, near the town of Marlhes
21st MaySaint Eugene de Mazenod
1789: Saint Marcellin Champagnat was baptised at the parish church in Marlhes, on the feast of the Ascension.
22nd MaySaint Rita of Cascia
International Day of Biodiversity (ONU)
23rd MaySaint William of Rochester
24th MayOur Lady Help of Christians
1961: official transfer of the General House to Rome.
25th MaySaint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
1975: Brother Leonidas, 7th Superior General, died at Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux in France.
26th MaySaint Philip Neri
27th MaySaint Augustine of Canterbury
28th MaySaint Antoni Julian Nowowiejski
International Day of Health and Occupational Safety (ONU)
29th MaySaint Gerald
1955: Pope Pius XII beatified Marcellin Champagnat at Saint Peter’s in Rome
30th MaySaint Joan of Arc
1955: Founding of the World Union of Marist Alumni
31st MayThe Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1852: Opening of the 2nd General Chapter (Common Rules and School Guide)
World tobacco-free day (ONU)