Marian Mothers and Marist Laity Reflection and News for the month of July
Lectio Divina - Bible Month
July is bible month in New Zealand, so here is a taste of Lectio Divina, or Sacred Reading. It is a way of becoming spiritually attentive to the Word touching us inwardly - a beautiful way to ponder the Word and what is says to me today.
For the MARIST LAITY current reflection and discussion guide click HERE to download the document.
For the MARIAN MOTHERS current reflection and discussion guide Click HERE to download the document.
For Marian Mothers current news and events click HERE
For Marian Mothers previous Reflections, Click HERE
Marist Laity Conference in Dublin
Fr John Larsen, Superior General told us âMissionâ is an attitude of the heart when he was in NZ in April. Like Mary going to Elizabeth, those on mission leave their comfort zone and, as it were, âcross the roadâ to help give life and encouragement.
He sees the changing world and declining demographics as an âopportunityâ & not cause for panic. He said the Work of Mary means working with Lay collaborators. âWe need to work out the issues, new structures, but ultimately...get on with it in a way that Lay people can participate. He spoke about the importance of the Dublin Laity meeting in August.
Three NZ Marist Laity are attending; Bev, Penelope and Tutangata. Please pray for us.
Living The Word
Marist Sunday Scripture Reflections
These Reflections by Fr Frank Bird SM or Bev McDonald,(Marist Laity) on each Sundays Mass readings help us grow in Living the Word. You can sign up to receive them HERE They are ideal for either individuals or groups and can be used equally well before or after each Sunday. Check it out and share it in your parish. While targeted to younger adults it is ideal for all age groups. Marist Laity has accepted responsibility for ensuring this scripture resource continues to be available. Let's stay in the Word and Live the Word as Mary did.
To be Marist is to want to encounter Jesus, to love, serve and follow him in Marys way and to share his love with others. We encourage the spiritual growth of families, lay groups and individuals wishing to grow in their Christian journey. Mary wants to gather everyone into Gods family and all are welcome. More...