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.
Keys off papal encyclical on environment, in advance of World Climate Summit
In advance of December's World Climate Summit in Paris, Catholic leaders gathered in Vatican City to sign a document pushing for climate change action.
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Putting Down Roots
Being rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognised need in the human soul. It is one of the most difficult to define. A human being has roots through his/her real, active and natural sharing in a collective existence – one which keeps alive certain treasures from the past and certain intimations of the future.… READ MORE>
Marists are a busy people. And well they should be. There is much work to be done in the vineyards of the Lord. Before entering that vineyard, however, there is a need to enter "Nazareth."
The Nazareth referred to is not so much a physical location as it is a spiritual setting. In "The Work of Mary," a Marist publication for Marist laity, that setting is described as "a place Marists go to in spirit to see things from the same vantage point that Mary saw them while at Nazareth." There, she pondered the works, words and wonders of God in silence and in faith and treasured them in her heart.
Before entering the vineyard of the Lord it is well for us to enter "Nazareth" as well and,like Mary, still our heart and prayerfully consider the role God is asking us to take on. At some point, however, it is necessary to go beyond "Nazareth." Following Mary's example,we need to enter into the work that awaits us in the vineyard.
Like Mary, we are to be present in the Church and the world, bringing those we encounter to Christ. We are called to be instruments of divine mercy and portray the compassionate face of God to all we meet,especially those who have been cast aside. With Mary as our model, we are to give birth to the Word and in doing so present the face of God to a world in yearning.
Syrian Refugee Crisis
We view the Syrian refugee problem as a situation needing deep human understanding and mercy.
Please join us as we insist that America, a nation of immigrants, look compassionately on the plight of all asylum seekers regardless of their places of origin.
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