February Reflection – Our Tradition of Feasting and Fasting

February Reflection – Our Tradition of Feasting and Fasting

Our first reflection for the year reminds us of our Shrovetide Catholic traditions - feasting and fasting -  forming a rhythm of life in the church year. For February's reflection click HERE An easy to print Marist Laity guide to the reflection can be found HERE For...

ADVENT 2020

ADVENT 2020

For an easy to print copy of this year's Advent reflection click HERE   AS YOU GATHER: Light a main candle of Hope and give everyone an unlit tea candle to hold as you pray or sing - Come Lord Jesus. Wait in Joyful Hope Musical Chant by Michael Herry fms (Marist...

November Reflection – Hear the Cry of the Poor

November Reflection – Hear the Cry of the Poor

In this, the last of our reflections on Laudato Si', we hear Pope Francis' words, "let us hear the ‘cry of the poor and the cry of the earth’ and commit to loving our neighbour."  For November's reflection click HERE An easy to print Marist Laity Guide to the...

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 Script click HERE.  An easy to print Marist Laity Guide  is HERE For an easy to print...

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...

Mary, Seat of Wisdom

Mary, Seat of Wisdom

Mary Seat of Wisdom: Mary is right in the midst of the Christian community, and her humanity and wisdom restores the confidence, courage and trust in the lives of women. Begin with Prayer then Read Psalm 92:12-15a The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow...

Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude: This personal testimony of Marie's experience of Guillain-Barré Syndrome and the devastating impact it had on her body, also gives a message that is faith-filled, inspirational, encouraging and full of GRATITUDE! Begin with Prayer then Read John 20:30-31...

Marist Manaakitanga For All

Marist Manaakitanga For All

We are living through strange times at the moment, but Marists are called to be instruments of mercy. In our reflection for May, we invite you to ponder beyond the immediate, and consider what life, society and church may be like in the aftermath of Covid-19....

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...

Push Re-set On Your Day

Push Re-set On Your Day

Begin with Prayer then Read Philippians 4:8-9 Think on These Things Friends, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think on these things....