Marian Mothers Reflection and News for the month of September
The Loneliness of Mary (adapted from Sr Mari Aranda SM)
Our hearts are always longing for the One who can fill us - when we experience loneliness we can look to the example of Mary who, despite all difficulties, keeps hold of God's hand.
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Marist Laity Reflection and News for the month of September
Are NZ Rural Parishes the New Bugey? by Chris Shaw, Lay Marist.
Parishes in rural NZ face many issues, including the reduction in numbers of active parishioners, isolation and more. Chris Shaw, Lay Marist from rural Southland, reflects on how a renewed Marist Mission involving Laity and Religious could enliven faith and worship in these areas - truly the Bugey of Aotearoa.
We are looking for your response and feedback to this topic so please contact us either from your group or as individuals with your thoughts, reflections and any ideas.
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Father Jean Claude Colin, Founder; Pray for Us.
Fr Colin's spiritual and practical legacy was immense.
There is a new website to help promote the cause of Fr J C Colin. The URL address remains the same. Check it out HERE
We ask Fr Colin to pray that Lay and Religious Marists will again catch the vision to be instruments of Gods mercy in Mary's name. May we work to build a Marian church of mercy for the greater glory of God and the honour of his mother. We pray for the full flowering of Fr Colin's vision for Laity. Jean Claude Colin website
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...