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Hannah Bennett update
In a letter sent to every member of the Society of Mary in late 2017, confrères were invited to pray for the healing, through the intercession of Jean-Claude Colin, of Hannah Bennett, diagnosed at age 20 with Multiple Sclerosis.
From Sydney, Fr Ron Nissen SM, sends this update:
Greetings from Sydney… and thank you for your prayers for the healing of Hannah Bennett.
Multiple Sclerosis in Hannah has created lesions in her spine and brain, causing severe pain in her hands, arms, legs and lower back. She is receiving treatment from MS specialists and a pain clinic, hoping that the pains may pass in coming months.
We continue to pray through the intercession of Fr Colin that the Lord’s grace will support and heal Hannah in her journey.
Hannah’s father, Mark Bennett, told me that his daughter’s treatment is ‘a work in progress’, as is the Cause of Fr Colin. Hannah says: ‘I’m so honoured to be protected under the prayers of you all. It gives me such hope and strength. Please pass on my very special thanks to all the Marist family who are praying for me’.
Laity meeting in New Caledonia
On February 23, 2018 the Marist Laity Board met for the first time at Rivière-Salée with the new Provincial Delegate for New Caledonia, Fr Bill Herket., the referent priest of La Conception parish and Superior of the South Community.
The meeting confirmed the organization of a 6th Conference of the Marist Laity in July, an event happening once every second year and bringing together the four branches of the Marist Laity.
It is hoped that the Provincial Councillor for New Caledonia, Fr Kiade Rayalu, will be able to attend that important gathering, as well as the 2nd General Assembly of the Sector to be held at the same period.
Below: Fr Bill Herket, pictured fourth on the left; next to him, the president of the Board, Suzanne Kono.