As we see the rise of attacks against faith communities around the world -
we gather in support and prayer
In this time of tragedy, shock, loss and suffering our hearts go out to the people of Sri Lanka, particularly those who lost loved ones, the wounded and their families and communities.
We also remember the Jewish community in USA who have been attacked and people of all faiths and religions around the world including Christians in the Middle East who are under constant fear of violence.
We pray too for the volunteers and health and security responders who are exposed to such horror and trauma.
May all people of goodwill join together with Mary and find safety under her mantle of protection as we pray for peace and an end to extremist violence and fundamentalism.
Ma te Atua koe e manaaki
May Marian Mothers Reflection and News
Feasting in God's Delight
In this month of Mary, we have a delightful topic for you - taken from Elissa MacPherson's book "Beautiful - Lavish Devotions for Women" - in which we hear that God lays a lavish feast on the table of our life.
For the current reflection and discussion guide Click HERE to download the document.
For Marian Mothers previous Reflections, Click HERE
May Marist Laity Reflection and News
Weaving Life - Mary's Impact on Youth Today (1)
The event Antonia attended in Guatemala was called 'Weaving Life.' Over the 6-day gathering of Marist Youth from all over the world, they were invited to deepen their connection to the Marist identity through lenses of community, interiority, solidarity and mission. Her sharing inspires us to see how we, too, can weave our Marist identity and mission into our everyday life.
Click HERE to go to the current reflection and discussion guide
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...