Begin with Prayer, then read Romans 12:4-6, 9-17
For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them…
Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor. Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the holy ones, exercise hospitality.
Bless those who persecute [you], bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those
who weep. Have the same regard for one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly; do not be
wise in your own estimation. Do not repay anyone evil for evil; be concerned for what is noble in the sight of all.
Read the Scripture again to yourself.
Notice how you feel, then share a word, phrase, or sense that touches you.
Listen to the Reflection or Read the Script.
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Marian Mothers Charter No. 5
When a mother co-operates with God and His loving plan for herself and her family, she is nurtured by the Holy Spirit. She becomes holy; is a blessing and a grace for her family and others.
“The Spirit of God has made His home in you.” Romans 8:9
What strikes you the most from the reflection/Scripture?
Consider the image of fanning a flame. What connections can you make with the idea of meeting with others regularly?
Share with each other the gift/blessing you receive from them. Name each person’s gifts if you can. [Name person] you inspire me to compassion/hospitality/encouragement/hope/courage/prayer/action/faith/balanced perspective etc. etc. when you…
What are some ways we can keep the Marian Mothers’ spirit alive and kindle the flame of faith in this group, family, parish? What do we need to be able to share the fire?
Pray with each other then conclude with this Prayer
God of Holy Fire, thank you for giving us Mary as mother, mentor and guide for our vocation as woman and mother.
This Lent, renew our openness to the Holy Spirit in Mary’s way. Under Mary’s guidance we pray, come Holy Spirit, enkindle in us the fire of your love, enkindle a spirit of penance for our complacency and mercy for the least and the lost.
Grant us courage to tend the fire of faith and compassion to act generously, sharing our faith and life, especially with those you have given us. May we build one another up in love and share our gifts freely so that together we burn brightly, drawing others to the warming, healing, and empowering fire of Your spirit. St Joseph, pray for us. Mary help of Christians, pray for us. Amen