A magazine published three times a year by The Marist Fathers and Brothers of the US Province.
As we celebrate Memorial Day we would like to remember the lives of Fr. Robert Brett, SM (dec.) and all chaplains who have died while serving in the armed forces.
We invite you to pause and reflect as you watch this special tribute honoring all those who gave their lives for their country.
As we celebrate the feast of Pentecost we pause to remember that because they bear the name of Mary, Marists desire to be like her and follow Jesus as she did. Contemplating Mary in the mysteries of Nazareth and Pentecost and her role at the end of time, Marists come to share her zeal for her Son’s mission in his struggle against evil, and to respond with promptness to the most urgent needs of God’s people. (Marist Constitutions, 8 )
We invite you to listen prayerfully to the song, Spirit Blowing through Creation by Marty Haugen (GIA Publications, Inc), as performed by Bill Steffl at St. Timothy Church Blaine, MN.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful
And kindle in them the fire of Your love
V: Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created
R: And You shall renew the face of the earth
Image Credit: “Pentecost” by Sulpician Father Peter W. Gray
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
Pope Francis’s May Prayer Intention
For ecclesial movements and groups
Let us pray that ecclesial movements and groups may daily rediscover their evangelizing mission, and that they place their own charisms at the service of the world’s needs.
Ecclesial movements are a gift, they are a treasure in the Church! That’s what you are!
These movements renew the Church with their capacity for dialogue at the service of her evangelizing mission.
Each day, they rediscover in their charism new ways of showing the attractiveness and the newness of the Gospel.
How do they do this? Speaking different languages, they seem different, but it is their creativity that creates these differences. But always understanding themselves and making themselves understood.
And working at the service of the Bishops and parishes to avoid any temptation to close in on themselves, which can be the danger, right?
Always be on the move, responding to the impulse of the Holy Spirit to the challenges, to the changes in today’s world.
Remain in harmony with the Church, since harmony is a gift of the Holy Spirit.
Let us pray that ecclesial movements and groups may daily rediscover their mission, an evangelizing mission, and that they place their own charisms at the service of the world’s needs. Service…
View the May Prayer Intention Pope Video – a global initiative to disseminate the Holy Father’s monthly intentions (Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network).