Today, we continue in the venture to renew the spirit and mission of the Church as a place of collaboration and true spiritual enrichment.
We invite you to discover that true strength is found in gentleness. Marist spirituality invites us to embrace this liberating truth, which comes to us from the heart of God, by following Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Like Mary, we too can hear the gentle rhythms of the grace of God in our lives by making our own her manner of thinking, judging, feeling, and acting.
Mary's way is a direct path to the divine heart of mercy.
|From Our Founder|
'Nowadays, faith and prayer alone can convince people’s minds, enlighten their intellectand touch their hearts. Let us set to, therefore, to have this spirit of faith and of union with our good Lord. Let there be no love of show among us, no seeking after reputations… Let us imitate her who is our Queen; what a model Mary is for us! She bears the title Queen of Apostles and rightly, and yet she is more hidden than any of the apostles.' (FS 161:5)
By Edwin L. Keel, S.M.
Most Catholics know that the word advent means coming or arrival, so that Advent is the season when we prepare for the coming or arrival or birth of our Savior.
Some may also know that while we call Mary Mother of God, the Greeks use a different though similar expression, Theotokos, which means God-bearer or God-carrier or the one who gives birth to God. This Greek expression reminds us that Mary not only gave birth to Jesus and raised him, but she carried Jesus in her womb, bringing him to us.
The God at work in this world of fractured faith is not a God who wishes to impose on us. God has endowed each person with reason and conscience and has allowed each one the freedom to decide and the space to do so, never forcing, never dominating, but always encouraging, waiting and watching.
This attitude of watching and waiting has often been applied to Mary and to Marists as well.
Marists never force anyone into thinking or behaving in a particular way. They do not seek to dominate or control the thinking of others. Rather, Marists encourage and walk alongside people in their journey of faith, giving them the respect to which they are entitled and offering kindness and fellowship along the way. (Craig Larkin, S.M., "A Certain Way")
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