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Forum Novum

  Vitality of Marist studies

This ‘forum’ which usually appears once a year, provides a place of exchange for research in the field of the history and spirituality of the congregation. Many Marists and others contribute. Together all volumes form a substantial library of studies. As the logo, the tree with many branches indicates, the journal includes material on the other Marist branches as well. The articles may relate to the religious history of France and the Pacific, the field of spirituality then and today, and Marian spirituality. They study religious founders and foundations and open up a perspective for Marist, religious and Church life and mission today.

 The name – the journal

 In 1816 twelve young men promised to begin the Society of Mary at  the Marian shrine above the city of Lyon, Fourvière. The Latin name was Forum vetus. From there the journal takes its name. Forum Novum is the place to present something of the life, history, and spirituality of this congregation today. Forum Novum was published for the first time in the autumn of 1989. Since then 12 volumes have been published (the more recent ones appear on this website). Publication is under the direction of the superior general and his council. At this time Fr Alois Greiler sm is editor and the main driving force behind the journal. 

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