Marist Bicentennial Paintings

12 May 2017 | General Interest

Two paintings visited Marist-Sion College, in celebration of the Bicentenary of the founding and recognition of the Marist Brothers this week. 

Students gathered before the two Bicentenary paintings to acknowledge the passing of 200 years since Marcellin Champagnat welcomed Jean-Baptiste Audras and Jean-Marie Granjon into a small house at La Valla on 2 January 1817. This decision by St Marcellin began the first community of Marist Brothers.

On 16 February 2017, four paintings each telling a significant part of our shared Marist story, were blessed and commissioned at the Marist community of Santa Teresa in the Northern Territory. These paintings tell four different Marist stories: yet, viewed all together, these paintings tell us one important story - the story of the mission of Marists in the way of St Marcellin Champagnat: 'to make Jesus known and loved'. This week our community received the Fourviere Pledge and the Dying Boy painting. 

We received these paintings from Lavalla College in Traralgon, and before that these paintings visited the communities in Alice Springs, Adelaide, Brunswick, Bulleen and Sale, to name a few.