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        'In certain sense, we must build a new Church' - Jean-Claude Colin


Jean-Claude Colin:
a man for our times, a saint for our Church?

Following a decision of the General Chapter of the Society of Mary in 2009 and the assent of Major Superiors in Sep 2010, the Cause for Beatification of Marist Founder, Jean-Claude Colin, has been re-introduced.

These pages offer insights into his life and spirit as well as providing resources to use in promoting the Cause...

jean-claude colin icon

Official icon of Fr Colin

This beautiful icon shows Jean-Claude Colin receiving a script from the Blessed Virgin indicating how the congregation he was to found would live 'under Mary's name' ('Sub Mariae Nomine').

It was created by The Studio of St John the Baptist, Auckland, NZ, commissioned by the General Council of the Society of Mary to produce an image for use in the Cause for Beatification the Founder.

Click here for a larger image



Prayer for the
beatification of
Jean-Claude Colin


God our Father, in your servant Jean-Claude Colin you gave your people a zealous and religious founder dedicated to serving the Church in the spirit of Mary.

We ask you for the glorification of your faithful servant in the midst of your Church to grant us the favour which we ask now through his intercession:

(mention request)

This we ask through Christ our Lord.

Postulator of the cause
and graces received


If you receive any grace through the intercession of Fr Colin please advise the Postulator of the Cause:

Fr Carlo-Maria Schianchi SM
Padri Maristi
Via Alessandro Poerio, 63
00152 Rome, Italy