Living the spirit of mary in daily life

 

Love God, Love People, Love creation

Reflections for Groups or Individuals

Explore Marist perspectives on Faith and Life for Laity; Men, Women, Families and Marian Mothers

Mother of Good Hope

Share the gift of prayer for expectant Mothers, Family and Baby.
Pregnancy, birth and raising children is  challenging. Offer your care through our prayer

Living the Word

Reflect on the Sunday readings with Fr Frank Bird SM and Bev McDonald Marist Laity NZ.  Reflections are for groups or individuals. They are written for young adults but great for all ages 

About us 

To be Marist means WELCOME. Mary embraces everyone as part of God’s family with compassion for people and creation.  She embraced God’s call to serve her Son, and His mission.  You are invited to that call in her name. Sub Mariae Nomine (Latin)..

A spirituality open to all. Lay Marists are ordinary people who follow Jesus in Mary’s way. We make no religious vow or profession but are attentive to God in everyday life; family, work, prayer, relationships, church, social and community life. All ages are welcome.

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October Reflection-Integral Ecology and Laudato Si

October Reflection-Integral Ecology and Laudato Si

This month we continue our reflections on Laudato Si', where Pope Francis calls for an integral ecology which respects both creation and human dignity.  For October's reflection click HERE  An easy to print Marist Laity Guide  is HERE For an easy to print Marian Mothers guide click HERE Laudato Si’ – End of Life Choice Bill October 2020 In light of Laudato Si’ I want to explore some aspects of...

Season of Creation – Laudato Si – Our Common Home

Season of Creation – Laudato Si – Our Common Home

Laudato Si' - Our Common Home Begin with Prayer, then read Deuteronomy 22:1-4, 6-7 You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and withhold your help from them; you shall take them back to your brother. And if he is not near you, or if you do not know him, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall be with you until your brother seeks it; then you shall restore it to...

Ignatian Spirituality

Ignatian Spirituality

Read the reflection Thoughts on Ignatian Spirituality and Spiritual Direction Read the reflection Thoughts on Ignatian Spirituality and Spiritual Direction I have been very fortunate over the past year and into this year to be training in Ignatian Spiritual Direction. The name of the programme is ‘Te Wairua Mahi’ (The Work of the Spirit). Spiritual direction is about the work of the Spirit...

God At Work In Silence

God At Work In Silence

Begin with Prayer then Read Then read: Lamentations 3:22-26 The Lord’s acts of mercy are not exhausted, his compassion is not spent; 23 They are renewed each morning - great is your faithfulness! 24 The Lord is my portion, I tell myself, therefore I will hope in him. 25 The Lord is good to those who trust in him, to the one that seeks him; 26 It is good to hope in silence for the Lord’s...

Listen, Love and Journey

Listen, Love and Journey

Listen, Love and Journey   Begin with Prayer then Read Luke 24:13-21 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.  While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.  And he said to...

To Love Is To Encounter

To Love Is To Encounter

Begin with Prayer then Read Matthew 9:20-22 A woman suffering haemorrhages for twelve years came up behind Jesus and touched the tassel on his cloak. She said to herself, “If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.” Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.” And from that hour the woman was cured. Read the Scripture again quietly to yourself....

Marist Voices

A New Publication by World Marist Laity Team for all in the Marist Family