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 reflection is HERE
For an easy to print Marian Mothers Guide click HERE
To Listen to the Audio Click HERE
Begin with Prayer, then read Hebrews 10:21-24
Since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
- Read the Scripture again to yourself.
- Share a word, phrase, or sense that touches you.
- Listen to the Reflection or Read the Script.
To obtain God’s blessings on our ministry, let us pray to the blessed Virgin to guide us in all things.
Let us say to her, ‘Blessed Virgin, show me the will of your divine Son.’ Having done that, let us have no more fear, …
Fr J.C. Colin. April 1842 (A Certain Way p.146)
Marian Mothers Charter
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
Simply use the questions below as starters to guide your sharing.
This month our main break-open suggestion is that you share your responses to the examples for action and prayer at the end of the reflection. Then if you have time consider:
1.How does a list like that impact you as a mother?
2.What else struck you from the reflection?
3.How does doing apparently small things help us be more attentive to the cry of the poor and earth; is it really ‘loving our neighbour’?
If you have other good ideas, please email or post them to us so we can share them with others. Thanks!
Pray together then conclude with this Prayer