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The Prodigal Son Prayer Andrew Dumas
12 September 2022
Please share this prayer with your communities, families and schools. Prayer is a powerful tool which we are called to use more and more through scripture reading, pondering, questions reflection, sharing, common prayer, music and a very powerful homily by Father Jim from Carlingford.
Retreat in Daily Life Marist Laity Australia
12 July 2022
Welcome to the retreat in daily life. It is a very simple and natural process, which invites you to live your normal life, but in addition to put aside half an hour or so for prayer each day at a time and in a place you find helpful. In addition, you are encouraged to talk about what happens in your prayer with a guide or mentor twice a week. At the end, you will have the opportunity to reflect together on the process and what it has meant for you.
Prayer - House of Hope Marist Laity Australia
16 June 2022
Please commit to pray each day in your communities and families.Before or after your family meal.
Song - Holy Spirit Francesca Battistelli
05 June 2022
There's nothing worth more. That could ever come close. No thing can compare. You're our living hope. Your presence, Lord
Bearers of Hope Prayer for the Marist Sisters Marist Laity Australia
15 May 2022
Marist Laity Australia invites you to pray the following prayer between April 24 to May 15, 2022 for the Marist Sisters and their Marist Sisters General Chapter in Rome.
Marist Sisters Elect new General leadership Team in Rome Marist Sisters
15 May 2022
The Marist Sisters give thanks to God for their new General Leadership Team elected during the 30th General Chapter at Nemi yesterday. Sr Sylvette Mané (Superior General) is pictured here with Srs Silvia Sanz de Diego, Mari Aranda Sánchez-Lara and Kate McPhee. We ask God blessings upon each of them as they take up their role.
Marist Sisters General Chapter - Opening Liturgy Marist Sisters
25 April 2022
The opening liturgy of the Marist Sisters General Chapter 2022.
Pope Francis Easter blessing and message Thaddeus Jones
21 April 2022
In his Easter “To the Church and to the World” message, Pope Francis announces that Jesus, the Crucified One, is risen, and he remembers victims of war, all those suffering around the world, and appeals ardently that the peace of Christ may enter our lives, our homes, and our countries.
Leaving Self Behind John Main OSB
15 April 2022
Listen to these words of Jesus in St Marks Gospel. Anyone who wishes to be a follower of mine must leave self behind. He must take up his cross and come with me. We meditate to do just that. To make that fundamental call that Jesus makes. This is the basis of all Christian faith. To leave self behind.
Blog - Teaching our children to walk through the desert of prayer Andrew Dumas
03 March 2022
During Lent we are called to follow Jesus’ last moments of his life. Often the last moments of a person’s life can be quite difficult. This can be like a desert. Prayer helps prepare us for this moment. It connects us to God and raises our minds beyond what we can see to a deeper reality.
Francis called for March 2 to be a day of fasting Gerard OConnell
02 March 2022
Pope Francis made a heartfelt appeal for peace in Ukraine at his public audience in the Vatican on Feb. 23 as the situation continued to deteriorate between Russia and Ukraine. He appealed to the consciences of “those with political responsibility” and “all the parties involved” to “refrain from any action that would cause even more suffering to the people, destabilizing coexistence between nations and bringing international law into disrepute.”
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me Marist Laity Australia
23 January 2022
Please download and share this prayer and share this with your family or community. The Gospel story is Jesus goes into the synagogue and reads the scroll of Isaiah.
The Wedding at Cana Marist Laity Australia
16 January 2022
Please download and share this prayer and share this with your family or community. The Gospel story is the Wedding at Cana.
Prayer - God of the road less travelled Marist Laity Australia
13 January 2022
Share this prayer with your family, students, staff, community and loved ones. Download and PRINT the bookmark.
Song - In Christ Alone Lauren Daigle
10 January 2022
In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song. This Cornerstone, this solid Ground. Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.What heights of love, what depths of peace. When fears are stilled, when strivings cease. My Comforter, my All in All. Here in the love of Christ I stand.
Prayer for the Baptism of Jesus Marist Laity Australia
09 January 2022
Please download and share this prayer and share this with your family or community. The Gospel story is the Baptism of Jesus.
Resiliency Prayer Marist Laity Australia
07 January 2022
Share this prayer with your family, students, staff, community and loved ones. Download and PRINT the bookmark.
Modesty Prayer Marist Laity Australia
04 January 2022
We are all made in your image owe God.There is a deep beauty in each woman, in each man, and in all of creation, which praises God.
The Serenity Prayer Marist Laity Australia
03 January 2022
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference...
Prayer for the Epiphany Marist Laity Australia
02 January 2022
Please download and share this prayer and share this with your family or community. The Gospel story of the three wisemen who come to visit Jesus.
Song - All Creatures Of Our God And King First Baptist Dallas Choir and Orchestra
02 January 2022
All creatures of our God and King, Lift up your voice and with us sing: Alleluia! Alleluia! O burning sun with golden beam And silver moon with softer gleam: Oh, praise God! Oh, praise God! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Noel by Lauren Daigle and Chris Tomlin Lauren Daigle and Chris Tomlin
26 December 2021
Listen to the song 'Noel' by Lauren Daigle and Chris Tomlin .
Prayer - Christmas Marist Laity Australia
25 December 2021
Please download and share this prayer and share this with your family or community. The Gospel story of the Shepherds have an encounter with some angels who call them to visit the Christ child.
Prayer - Fourth Sunday of Advent Marist Laity Australia
19 December 2021
Please download and share this prayer before Sunday with your family or community. The Gospel story of the visitation. Of two women coming together with great joy. Knowing in their beings the great wonder which each reflected. But despite these joys the great difficulties each had to live through. Elizabeth as an old woman with the shame of not having a child. Mary as a teenager having a child outside of marriage. There is a level of social stigma. Yet. God makes the impossible possible. It is through this messiness that God appears, and joy emerges.
Song - Gratia Plena Andrea Bocelli
08 December 2021
Hail Mary, full of Grace. Hail Mary, full of Grace. The Lord is with Thee. The Lord is with Thee.
Liturgy - Second Week of Advent Marist Laity Australia
30 November 2021
Advent is a time of preparation. Please run this prayer in your class, your community or family.
Prayer for COP 26 Marist Laity Australia
31 October 2021
Please share this prayer in your schools and communities. Pray this prayer between October 31 to November 12 2021.
Prayer for the Sabbath Marcia Falk
09 October 2021
At Candlelight May this Sabbath lift our spirits, lighten our hearts.Washing the Hands: Washing the hands, We call to mind the Holiness of the body.
Prayer of Springs Return Andrew Dumas
05 October 2021
Dear God, We celebrate the dawning of spring. As the sun rises on a new day, and as the rain of winter is blown away, may we awaken to the new life deep from within.
Song - Just as I Am Matt Maher
24 September 2021
Just as I am, without one plea. But that Thy blood was shed for me. And that Thou bidst me come to Thee. O Lamb of God, I come! I come
Holy Name of Mary Liturgy Resources Father Ron Nissan SM
12 September 2021
Getting ready. Two resources for prayer to mark the coming feast of the Holy Name of Mary (Sep 12) are now available on the Colin website. The feast is the patronal celebration for the Society of Mary.
Praying with Sarge 2 - Social leaning Marist Laity Australia
20 August 2021
Guided meditation and a reflection on Social leaning. Meditation is a form of prayer. Focus on your breathing. Breath in and breath out. Breath deeply. Focus on the prayer word Maranatha or Come Lord Jesus
Family Prayer - Mark 20:1-16 Marist Laity Australia
18 August 2021
Share this prayer with your family or community. Create a space with a candle, cloth, bell and sacred image
Mass of The Assumption St Patricks Church Hill
15 August 2021
St Patricks Church Hill Mass - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Pray the rosary with Sarge Marist Laity Australia
15 August 2021
Join Andrew and Sarge pray the Rosary.
Can prayer be a satisfying experience? John Thornhill SM
13 August 2021
Can prayer be a satisfying experience for all of us. Not only the professionals, the religious, the sisters, brothers and clergy? Can we all have a satisfying experience? Wanting to open the door to you towards what should be a satisfying experience.
Song - Wait for the Lord Taizé Virtual choir
08 August 2021
Sing along with the Taizé Virtual Choir. Wait for the Lord.
An introduction to Christian Meditation Marist Laity Australia
07 August 2021
Join us as we learn how to pray using Christian meditation. 'Ma ra natha' .... 'Come Lord Jesus'
Taize - Come Holy Spirit Taizé Community
03 August 2021
Join the Taizé Community praying 'Vena Sancta Spiritus' or 'Come Holy Spirit'. A simple way of chanting. Join many people from across the world pray. Pray together. Come Holy Spirit!
Prayer - A Walk in the Wilderness Marist Laity Australia
15 July 2021
Share with your class and community. A prayer taken from Mark 6:30 which sees Jesus going into the wilderness.
Prayer - Cup of Water Andrew Dumas
10 July 2021
In preparation for the lock down next week, I have created a special prayer whilst in remote learning. Please use this prayer and share this with your colleagues.
Prayer - Let Go and Trust God Beatrix von Watzdorf
09 July 2021
Listen to a 10 minute guided meditation on letting go and trusting God.
Prayer with Simplicity Marist Association of Marcellin Champagnat
27 June 2021
These “Daily E-prayers” were created by the Marist Mission and Life Formation team for the Feast of St Marcellin Champagnat 2021, with a focus on our Marist Characteristics. Here, the prayer is based on 'Simplicity'.
Family Prayer - Mark 4:26 - the Kingdom of God Marist Laity Australia
14 June 2021
Pray together in your family or community. Focused on Mark 4:26 and the kingdom of God.
Song - Nothing to Fear - Audrey Assad Audrey Assad
13 June 2021
When you pass through the waters I will be with you. And the depths of the river shall not overwhelm. When you walk through the fire you will not be burned. I am the Lord, I am the Lord
Prayer - Veni Sancta Spiritus Taize Community
08 June 2021
There is a rich tradition within the Christian churches of chanting and singing to God. Saint Augustine said “that when you sing you pray twice”.
Prayer by Saint Hildegard of Bingen Saint Hildegard of Bingen
06 June 2021
Pray with the healing power of Christ. In twelfth century German Saint Hildegard of Bingen had a vision of a “man in sapphire blue” whom she named as Christ who is present in all things. Christ is “the son of justice having the lightning of burning love and existing with such glory that every creature becomes illuminated by the brightness of his light.” He bends “compassionately in the direction of the poverty of the human race.” We become that Blue Man; we become the compassionate Christ; we become the radiance of God.
Feast of Pentecost Marist Laity Australia
23 May 2021
In ancient times in Judaism, The Jewish feast of Pentecost (Shavuot) was primarily a thanksgiving for the first fruits of the wheat harvest (from Wikipedia). Pentecost celebrated the many fruits and gifts which God would provide.
Daily Family Prayer - April 18 Marist Laity Australia
18 April 2021
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Daily Family Prayer - April 14 Marist Laity Australia
14 April 2021
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Daily Family Prayer - April 9 Marist Laity Australia
09 April 2021
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Daily Family Prayer - April 1 Marist Laity Australia
01 April 2021
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Daily Family Prayer - March 31 Marist Laity Australia
31 March 2021
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Daily Family Prayer - March 29 Marist Laity Australia
29 March 2021
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Daily Family Prayer - March 27 Marist Laity Australia
27 March 2021
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Daily Family Prayer - March 26 Marist Laity Australia
26 March 2021
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Daily Family Prayer - March 25 Marist Laity Australia
25 March 2021
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Daily Family Prayer - March 24 Marist Laity Australia
24 March 2021
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Daily Family Prayer - March 23 Marist Laity Australia
23 March 2021
Download and Print. Pray this prayer with your family or community.
Prayer - Teach us to Fly Marist Laity Australia
21 March 2021
As the rain falls, through the difficulties of our lives. May we look towards you. As our inspiration and friend God. Like a bird nestling under our verandas, seeking protection. May we too seek God.
Download Family Prayer Marist Laity Australia
14 March 2021
You are invited to download and PRINT the following prayer. Print a copy for each person. Include the colouring exercise - mindful activity either during the prayer or after.
4-7-8 Breathing Exercise Go Zen
03 March 2021
This is a great breathing exercise for both adults and children to help alleviate anxiety. Basic breathing exercises that encourage breath control can help release stress. Feel free to modify it so it suits your comfort level and needs.
Prayer - God of yesterday, today and tomorrow Unknown
02 March 2021
Open our ears that we might hear your Word.Open our hearts that we might understand your Word.Open our mouths that we might speak your Word.
Prayer for Letting Go Unknown
26 February 2021
In the end what matters most is:How well did you live? How well did you love? How well did you learn to let go?
A Prayer of Relinquishment Unknown
25 February 2021
Today, O Lord, I yield myself to you. May your will be my delight today. May your way have perfect sway in me. May your love be the pattern of my living.
Dark Night of the Soul St John of the Cross
18 February 2021
Saint John of the Cross. There are three reasons why this journey of the soul towards union with God may be called night.
Prayer - The Loss I Feel Father Corapi Catholic Channel
18 February 2021
Faith is a choice Not a feeling. It means choosing to trust God Even when life Doesn’t seem to make sense.
The Empty Water Jar (Prayer inspired by John 4:28)
17 February 2021
Jesus, I come into the warmth of your presence knowing that you are the very emptiness of God. I come before you holding the water jar of my life. Your eyes meet mine and I know what I'd rather not know.
Prayer of Gratitude Uknown
16 February 2021
We are grateful for eyes that can see and ponder, for taste buds that know the sensuous pleasures of eating and drinking, for hands that hold and touch and feel, for ears that can delight in music and the voice of a friend, for a nose that can smell the aroma of newly mown grass or delicious food, and can also breathe the air that gives us life.
Prayer for Teachers Unknown
27 January 2021
A prayer and reflection for teachers
Why Bother Praying? Richard Leonard sj
27 January 2021
The second piece of wisdom that I have found sustaining comes from father Frank Wallace who in 1991 published a book on prayer entitled Encounter, Not Performance .
Australian Day Prayer Marist Laity Australia
26 January 2021
Pray this ONE page Australia Day prayer in your family or community.
The Awaken Prayer Andrew Dumas
25 January 2021
During the year we developed a sense of prayer. Each day a live Examen was conducted prior to lunch time. The examin prayer ended with the Awaken prayer. This prayer called the community to Awaken to the presence of God hidden in their lives.
Blessed be the longing Unknown
16 January 2021
Blessed be the longing that brought you here and that quickens your soul with wonder. May you have the courage to befriend your eternal longing. May you enjoy the critical and creative companionship of the question: 'Who am I?' and may it brighten your longing.
Death and Resurrection - a reflection and guide in meditation John Main OSB, MOMENT OF CHRIST (New York: Continuum, 1998), pp. 68-69
05 January 2021
St Benedict told his monks, 'Always keep death before your eyes.' We don't talk much about death in the modern world. But what the whole Christian tradition tells us is that if we would become wise we must learn the lesson that we have here 'no abiding city.' [We must hear] what the wise of ages past and present say to us: to have life in focus we must have death in [focus. . .]. Talking about death is hard for the worldly to understand. Indeed the principal fantasy of much worldliness operates out of completely the opposite point of view: not the wisdom of our own mortality but the pure fantasy that we are immortal, beyond physical weakness.
A New Year’s Resolution Andrew Dumas
31 December 2020
Watch this 5-minute video from Marist Laity Australia. Download the Prayer sheet. Pray the prayer individually or share with your family or community.
Silent Night by André Rieu André Rieu
25 December 2020
An invitation to stop scrolling for 3 minutes and to mindfully ponder our celebration on this 25th December. Be quietly drawn through this inspiring music into the atmosphere and meaning of the season. A Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year.
A Prayer for Christmas Marist Laity Australia
25 December 2020
The Angels were sign posts who gave directions for the Shepherds to find the baby God. God appeared as a fragile baby, not like the Greek or Roman God’s Thor or Odin who came with power and bolts of lightning. God appears in the unexpected simple child. For most people the child would have looked and acted like any other baby. Yet, the Angels were given a direction which revealed to them the deeper understanding of who the child was.
Can prayer be a satisfying experience? Father John Thornhill SM
23 December 2020
There are many difficulties when people pray. Like when the children have gone to school or like just before we arrive at work. We try and find a point to pray. On the first day, we can pray easily. On the second day, we repeat the first day. The third day our abilities to pray tapers off. On the fourth day we find it very hard. We feel alone.
Liturgy for the Fourth Sunday of Advent Marist Laity Australia
20 December 2020
Mary was a 13 or 14-year-old girl when the angel invited her to bear God’s son. From an outsider's perspective in the Jewish culture 2024 years ago, it would seem that Mary has committed a great sin. However, God works his most wonderful miracle through what would seem as a sin, in a poor and unmarried girl.

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