Sacred Heart parishioners and school children earlier this month to celebrate the bicentenary of their founder, Saint Marcellin Champagnat.
Brs Joseph McCarthy, Martin Pattison and Terrence Maney – who taught at Marist School in Timaru – along with Mark Oliver, Alan Henley and Osmund Macnamara visited the Temuka Cemetery and the former Claremont Novitiate.
The weekend also included meals with a small group of parishioners, and attending Sunday Mass with children from Sacred Heart School.
Three Marist Brothers arrived in Timaru in 1891, opening a school on October 12 with a roll of 145.
By the late 1920s, the school was providing such a high standard of education, locals called it the Browne Street University.
It burned down in 1924, and was rebuilt.