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We, the Marist priests and brothers, are members of the Society of Mary, an international religious congregation in the Catholic Church. We are men called to ‘be’ Mary - thinking, judging, feeling, and acting as Mary in all we do. Marist priests and brothers have been called by a “gracious choice” into the family of Mary.

A magazine published three times a year by The Marist Fathers and Brothers of the US Province.

Day 9 Lenten Reflection

Mary’s presence in the early Christian community at Jerusalem was quiet and unassuming. Marists take this figure of Mary as their model in the way
they evangelize. They adopt a low-profile approach always having great respect of others.

Stabat Mater
Holy Mother! Pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Savior crucified.

May Mary be Our Guide and Example of Courage in Lent.

Day 8 Lenten Reflection

The mystery of the newborn Church following Pentecost, the image of Mary in the midst of the apostles and other first Christians, is the second
major reference point for Marists. The Marists
picture Mary present in this group of her Son’s
followers, and they acknowledge how much
she is able to contribute to the life of the Church,
in her hidden way, through her faith and wisdom.

Stabat Mater
Make me feel as you have felt; Make my soul
to glow and melt With the love of Christ my Lord.

May Mary be Our Guide and Example of Courage in Lent.

Day 7 Lenten Reflection

Nazareth means openness and growth and waiting for the Spirit who is gradually, quietly, and imperceptibly changing us from within.

Stabat Mater
O our Mother, fount of love,
touch my spirit from above;
Help us love as you have done.

May Mary be Our Guide and Example of Courage in Lent.

Day 6 Lenten Reflection

Nazareth represents the first of two points of reference in Mary’s life and in the life of the first Marists. At Nazareth, Mary “stored up in her
heart” and pondered the words of Jesus.

Stabat Mater
Can the human heart refrain?
From partaking in her pain,
In that Mother’s pain untold?

May Mary be Our Guide and Example of Courage in Lent.