Introduction to Marist Laity

40 day - Prayer and Fast - For Peace

Marist Laity Australia has organized a 40-day Novena and Fast dedicated to praying for peace in regions including Gaza, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Myanmar/Burma, Yemen, Ethiopia, Syria, and Afghanistan. Participants are encouraged to engage in daily meditation, focusing initially on their breathing followed by scripture reading and prayer. If possible, attending daily mass and praying for peace as a family or community are also key components of the Novena. Participants are asked to fast by skipping one meal a day, substituting it with bread and water, and keeping other meals light. Additionally, engaging in the sacrament of reconciliation, to foster a deeper spiritual commitment throughout this period.
 

BLOG - A Letter to Marists of 2232

Reflecting on the 208 years since the first Marists took the pledge of Fourvière in 1816, we envision how this dream will evolve by 2232, guided by Mary’s spirit. Mary's life, marked by faith, courage, and hidden acts of devotion, inspires us to live our faith authentically in today's world. As a lay Marist, I see Mary's call in my life, urging us to embrace a life led by the Holy Spirit and committed to social justice. Fourvière invites us to recognize God's spirit, share good news, and make a difference. Our story, inspired by Mary's, becomes a journey to bring God's light into our contexts and lives, embracing our shared calling with faith and dedication.

Event - From Darkness to Light - an exploration of Domestic Violence

We warmly invite you to a presentation titled 'From Darkness to Light - An Exploration of Domestic Violence' on Sunday, September 8, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Holy Name of Mary Church Hall, Hunters Hill. This event features Ms. Livia La Rocca, a trained psychologist with 20 years of experience working with the Good Shepherd Sisters, and Ms. Nicole Yade, CEO of the Women and Girls Emergency Centre, a specialist homelessness service for women and families escaping domestic violence. Hosted by the Marist Family JPIC Committee, this insightful event requires an RSVP by September 1. We look forward to your presence and participation.
 

Gospel - Dealing with Anxiety - Father Jim

Father Jim's homily focuses on the concept of risks and how to mitigate them, using both practical and spiritual approaches. He begins by discussing tangible risks, such as the possibility of the church burning down, and explains that a little bit of worry can be beneficial because it prompts us to take preventive measures, like updating power circuits and having fire extinguishers. Similarly, in driving, some worry ensures that we follow safety protocols like wearing seat belts and obeying speed limits.

Mindful Colouring - Send them out

Pray this prayer with your family, community, school or friends. Download the prayer. PRINT the prayer for each person. Spend 15 minutes praying through mindfulness. In Drawing, Colouring, Writing, Sharing, Discussion, and Song. Tell your family. Set a time. Pray mindfully.
 

Multiple Choice Practise - Studies of Religion - Post 1945

Interactive practise multiple choice questions for the Post 1945 topic for Studies of Religion HSC Syllabus.


 




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1Fourviere 2024 - Marist Camino
We invite you,your school, community and familyto commemorate the Marists who took the first Marist Fourviere Pledge in France 1816The 12 seminarians walked the stairs at Fourviere France on July 23rd 1816.In 2024 we will walk the Harbour Bridge.We begin by acknowledging country...People can enter at any stage of the journey.
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Saint Francis of Assisi, a revered figure in Christian history, profoundly impacted service, love, peace, and environmental care, inspiring people worldwide. His dedication to serving others with humility, living in poverty, and showing compassion reflected his deep love for Christ and commitment to emulate His life. Francis's efforts extended beyond charity to radical solidarity with the poor, exemplified by his interactions with lepers and the impoverished. His commitment to peace was demonstrated by his dialogue with the Sultan of Egypt, emphasizing love and understanding over conflict. As the patron saint of ecology, Francis's reverence for creation and practical actions to protect animals have influenced modern environmental movements. Inspired by his example, contemporary leaders like Pope Francis and theologians such as Sally McFague emphasize ecological stewardship and the interconnectedness of all life. Saint Francis's holistic approach continues to challenge us to adopt a more compassionate and ecologically mindful lifestyle, aiming for a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
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3Event - From Darkness to Light - an exploration of Domestic Violence
We warmly invite you to a presentation titled 'From Darkness to Light - An Exploration of Domestic Violence' on Sunday, September 8, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Holy Name of Mary Church Hall, Hunters Hill. This event features Ms. Livia La Rocca, a trained psychologist with 20 years of experience working with the Good Shepherd Sisters, and Ms. Nicole Yade, CEO of the Women and Girls Emergency Centre, a specialist homelessness service for women and families escaping domestic violence. Hosted by the Marist Family JPIC Committee, this insightful event requires an RSVP by September 1. We look forward to your presence and participation.
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4Multiple Choice Practise - Studies of Religion - Post 1945
Interactive practise multiple choice questions for the Post 1945 topic for Studies of Religion HSC Syllabus.
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5Gospel - Dealing with Anxiety - Father Jim
Father Jim's homily focuses on the concept of risks and how to mitigate them, using both practical and spiritual approaches. He begins by discussing tangible risks, such as the possibility of the church burning down, and explains that a little bit of worry can be beneficial because it prompts us to take preventive measures, like updating power circuits and having fire extinguishers. Similarly, in driving, some worry ensures that we follow safety protocols like wearing seat belts and obeying speed limits.
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