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New Superior-General

On Sep 30, from Nemi, Italy, and the Marist Fathers' General Chapter, came the news that Fr John Larsen SM has become the 14th Superior-General of the Society of Mary.0917-Larsen-J-0514crp

NZ-born Fr John (62) succeeds retiring Superior-General, Fr John Hannan, and brings extensive experience from mission work in Asia and recent leadership of the international theologate, Rome.

In the following days elections were held to select four assistants for the new General.  The new Assistants-General are Frs John Harhager (USA), Ben McKenna (Oceania), Juan Carlos PiƱa (Mexico) and Paul Walsh (Europe). Fr Harhager has been elected as Vicar-General.

Fr Larsen succeeds Frs Jean-Claude Colin, Julien Favre, Antoine Martin, Jean-Claude Raffin, Ernest Rieu, Alcime Cyr, Joseph Buckley, Roger Dumortier, Bernard Ryan, John Jago, Joaquin Fernandez, Jan Hulshof and John Hannan

For more details, see 'SM Bulletin', click here.

Scenes from the election of the new Superior-General....




Sep 30, 2017