Introduction to Marist Laity

Blog - How do we live an - integral ecology - in our families?

In the document Laudatio Si Pope Francis calls all people to live an “integral ecology”. That people develop a sense that all life is connected. This is a very Christian belief as it is the sacrament of creation. That God is revealed through creation itself. God is the Creator who has entered creation in the person of “Jesus Christ”. Christians call this the “incarnation”. The fact that God has entered creation reveals to us the sacredness of creation. All of creation manifests the glory of God.
 

2004 Marist Laity - Conference Report - Barbara Ashwell

at the Marriott Hotel in Quincy, Boston, USA, from April 15 to 18. Barbara Ashwell from Marist Laity Australia reports on the event, which saw significant participation from Australian and New Zealand delegates among the 200 attendees from various states, including Hawaii. On April 16, Father Craig Larkin set the conference's tone by outlining goals like growing in prayer, holiness, Gospel challenge, bonding as Marists, understanding Mary's spirituality, rebuilding the Church, and discovering the laity's role in today's Church. Keynote speaker Andrea Pichelmeir, a theologian from Germany, discussed the meaning of being 'Marist' and Father Colin's vision, emphasizing the importance of context in understanding spiritual texts.

Pope Francis - COP28 Address - Environment

In his speech, Pope Francis passionately addresses the urgent and interconnected issues of environmental degradation and societal division. He underscores his absence but emphasizes his spiritual presence and the pressing need for collective action on climate change, which he deems an offense against God and a structural sin. He criticizes the unsustainable consumerism driving ecological damage and calls for humility in recognizing human limitations. Francis laments the prioritization of national interests over the global common good, obstructing meaningful international cooperation. He refutes the notion that poverty and high birth rates are to blame for environmental issues, pointing instead to the disproportionate ecological debt owed by wealthy nations to poorer countries.
 

What is Spirituality from a Marist Perspective?

Father Michael Whelan's presentation on spirituality from a Marist perspective, titled 'Do As He Tells You' The Way of Obedience, delves into the concept of obedience as a central aspect of spiritual life. He starts by emphasizing the human ground of religious behaviors and practices, aligning with the idea that the incarnation of God in human form confirms the significance of human experience in spirituality.


Gospel - The Good news

Father Michael's homily delves into the profound meaning and significance of the term 'good news' or 'gospel' in the context of Christian faith, especially as it relates to the Advent season and the birth of Jesus.
 

Is it okay to have friends with benefits?

When faced with profound questions, Jesus often replied with queries of His own, nudging inquirers to delve deeper into their souls. This method inspires us to ponder the cultural context that breathes life into our questions.

Why Beatify Jean-Claude Colin?

The presentation titled 'Why Beatify John Claude Colin' discusses the potential beatification of Father Jean-Claude Colin, founder of the Society of Mary (Marists). The speaker reflects on the various perspectives within the Marist community about recognizing Colin as a saint, mentioning other Marist figures who have been canonized or considered saintly, such as Saint Peter Chanel. The talk emphasizes that Colin himself understood and used the process of beatification and canonization, promoting it for others like Chanel.
 

Song - Who you say I am

The song 'Who You Say I Am' is a contemporary Christian song that carries deep theological and spiritual meanings. Its lyrics reflect several key themes common in Christian belief:Divine Love and Acceptance: The song begins with a sense of wonder and gratitude towards the Christian understanding of God, who is portrayed as a loving and accepting deity. The lines 'Who am I that the highest King would welcome me?' express a sense of humility and amazement at being loved and accepted by God.

Life will break your heart - Kate Bowler

Kate Bowler's speech 'Life Will Break Your Heart' is a powerful and introspective narrative that weaves through her personal journey, beginning with her ambitions and academic pursuits to her unexpected struggle with stage four cancer. Bowler, who specialized in studying the American prosperity gospel, a subset of Christianity that preaches health and wealth as God's rewards for faithfulness, found her life upended by her cancer diagnosis.
 

Advent Day 6 - Richard Rohr - necessary suffering

In the 'Advent Day 6' video featuring Richard Rohr and Kate Bowler, they discuss the concept of 'necessary suffering' in the spiritual journey. Richard Rohr, drawing from Carl Jung, suggests that people often find themselves on a spiritual path due to challenging life events such as job loss, illness, addiction, or personal brokenness. Kate Bowler shares her experience of feeling surprised and somewhat insulted by her own suffering, noting how she felt like she had failed somehow. They discuss the shame and stigma attached to suffering in modern culture, where suffering can be misconstrued as a personal failure.

Story - Michael Evison

Michael shares his lifelong connection with the Marist community, which began when he was ten years old and continued through his education with the Marist Brothers at Mossman and later at a high school in North Sydney. His profound admiration for his teachers led him to join the brothers for some time, and although he ultimately left, he continued teaching in Marist schools as a lay teacher and maintained strong friendships within the community.
 

How do we know the Bible is True?

The Video 'Who is Jesus' from Alpha provides an overview of the evidence supporting the Bible's authenticity. It emphasizes the historical and archaeological records that corroborate biblical stories. The video also highlights the consistency of biblical manuscripts over time, comparing them favorably with other ancient texts. Additionally, it mentions external sources that align with the biblical narrative about Jesus, lending further credibility to the Bible's accounts. This overview is designed to underline the reliability and historical grounding of the Bible.


 




Aboriginal Spirituality     Act Local     Art     Blog     Books     Courses

Ecumenism     Environment     Events     Formation     Gospel     Homeschooling

Human Sexuality     i time     Inspiration     Leadership     Liturgy     Movies

Music     News     Parents Corner     People     Poetry     Prayer

Prayer Intentions     Relationships     Small Groups     Social Justice     Spirituality     Story

Studies of Religion     Teaching     Think Global     Web sites



Top Rated Web pages for December 2023
NumberPageLikes
1Marist faith and spirituality
There are lots of ways that I maintain my relationship with God. It has grown out of years of questioning and engaging. I am not going to pretend it is something that I received over night. The call of being a follower of God is being a searcher. Someone who searches and it is a lifelong process. Prayer being a conversation with God. Sometimes that is worth words. Sometimes that is in a silence space. Sometimes that is allowing whatever is happening to come forth, and to evolve. There is an openness to that God will unfold things. I am in a loving relationship with God, and I do not need to work for God’s love. It is there.
4
2Why Beatify Jean-Claude Colin?
The presentation titled 'Why Beatify John Claude Colin' discusses the potential beatification of Father Jean-Claude Colin, founder of the Society of Mary (Marists). The speaker reflects on the various perspectives within the Marist community about recognizing Colin as a saint, mentioning other Marist figures who have been canonized or considered saintly, such as Saint Peter Chanel. The talk emphasizes that Colin himself understood and used the process of beatification and canonization, promoting it for others like Chanel.
3
3Song - Holy Spirit
There's nothing worth more. That could ever come close. No thing can compare. You're our living hope. Your presence, Lord
3
4Why Does Evil Exist?
Where does evil come from? Morgan sets out to understand the root of evil and how our ideas of it have evolved over the millennia. Is the devil real? From the underworld of ancient Egypt to a modern-day maximum-security prison, Morgan discovers that evil might be more than a supernatural force. The birth of religion may be inextricably tied to the need to control evil.
2
5Pope Francis - COP28 Address - Environment
In his speech, Pope Francis passionately addresses the urgent and interconnected issues of environmental degradation and societal division. He underscores his absence but emphasizes his spiritual presence and the pressing need for collective action on climate change, which he deems an offense against God and a structural sin. He criticizes the unsustainable consumerism driving ecological damage and calls for humility in recognizing human limitations. Francis laments the prioritization of national interests over the global common good, obstructing meaningful international cooperation. He refutes the notion that poverty and high birth rates are to blame for environmental issues, pointing instead to the disproportionate ecological debt owed by wealthy nations to poorer countries.
1


Recent Comments Added

What does recontextualisation mean for the Church and Religious Education?
    Discern - How can we apply the principles of the Marist Method to navigate complexities, conflicts, or dilemmas raised by the content?
    (By A. D. - Marist Laity - from AUSTRALIA - 2023-11-26)

What Happened to You - Healing From Childhood Trauma - & Becoming Self Aware
    Psychology - How does the content shed light on the influence of early childhood experiences, family dynamics, or the impact of past traumas in line with Freuds theories, and how do these factors contribute to the characters psychological wellbeing or challenges?
    (By A. D. - Marist Laity - from AUSTRALIA - 2023-11-24)

What does recontextualisation mean for the Church and Religious Education?
    Affirmation - I agree with the content on this web page.
    (By J. B. - Association Member - from AUSTRALIA. - 2023-11-7)

Studies of Religion - Saint Francis of Assisi
    Discern - How does the content inspire me to respond to Gods Word with faith, trust, and openness to the action of the Holy Spirit?
    (By A. D. - Marist Laity - from AUSTRALIA - 2023-11-3)

Video - I am Greta
    Church Documents - How can Catholic social teaching guide us in advocating for policies and practices that promote environmental sustainability and address the root causes of the ecological crisis?
    (By A. D. - Marist Laity - from AUSTRALIA - 2023-9-27)

Daring Classrooms - Brené Brown
    Quote - Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. Its tough to do that when were terrified about what people might see or think. - Brene Brown
    (By A. D. - Marist Laity - from AUSTRALIA - 2023-9-22)

Lessons - Voice to Parliament - Debate - Video - Newsletter
    Social Justice - How can the process of See, Judge, and Act encourage dialogue and open communication, creating spaces for diverse voices and perspectives to be heard and valued in discussions about social justice in relation to the content?
    (By A. D. - Marist Laity - from AUSTRALIA - 2023-9-1)




Buffer Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Print Reddit StumbleUpon Tumblr Twitter VK Yummly