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Mindful Colouring - Pentecost Marist Laity Australia
19 May 2024
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.
 
Taizé - Veni Sancte Spiritus - virtual choir Taize
19 May 2024
'Veni Sancte Spiritus,' also known as the 'Golden Sequence,' is a sequence prescribed in the Roman Liturgy for the Masses of Pentecost. It's a beautiful, ancient hymn calling on the Holy Spirit. The text is attributed to either Pope Innocent III or Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the early 13th century. Here are the traditional Latin lyrics along with an English translation.
 
Mindful Colouring - Our Loving Father Marist Laity Australia
12 May 2024
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.
 
Mindful Colouring - Love one another Marist Laity Australia
05 May 2024
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.
 
Mindful Colouring - The Good Shepherd Marist Laity Australia
21 April 2024
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.
 
Mindful Colouring - Rising from the dead Marist Laity Australia
01 April 2024
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.
 
Mindful Colouring - The Suffering and Death of Jesus Marist Laity Australia
30 March 2024
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.
 
Song - at the Cross - Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin
30 March 2024
This song powerfully captures the essence of Christian faith, focusing on the significance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at the cross, a central symbol in Christianity representing redemption, sacrifice, and salvation. The 'place where mercy reigns and never dies' and where 'streams of grace flow deep and wide' metaphorically describes the cross as the ultimate source of divine mercy, grace, and love that is boundless and eternal.
 
Mindful Colouring - How do we face our fears? Marist Laity Australia
17 March 2024
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.
 
Mindful Colouring - Meeting Nicodemus at night Marist Laity Australia
09 March 2024
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.
 
Blog - Do you pray as a family? Marist Laity Australia
08 March 2024
In this blog, the author emphasizes the importance of family prayer, not as a duty to God but as a necessity for our spiritual growth and connection with Him. Drawing on biblical teachings, they underscore the significance of praying with the right intentions and the transformative power of submitting to God's will over our own. The blog highlights how salvation and spiritual growth are fostered through relationships—mirroring the Holy Family's example—and how prayer serves as a journey that brings families closer to God and each other. The author reflects on the challenges modern families face in finding time for prayer amidst busy schedules, advocating for intentional leadership within the family to cultivate a regular prayer life. Ultimately, the piece calls for a deeper engagement with prayer as a means to experience God's love and mercy in our relationships, urging families to become beacons of hope and vessels of divine mercy by living out their faith together.
 
Mindful Colouring - Woman at the well Marist Laity Australia
03 March 2024
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.
 
Mindful Colouring - Jesus transfiguration Marist Laity Australia
25 February 2024
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.
 
Prayer - Create in me a new heart Marist Laity Australia
20 February 2024
This Lenten reflection offers a profound journey of awakening and transformation, prompted by a moment of realization in a grocery store that leads to a deeper awareness of global inequality and personal privilege. It uses statistics to illustrate the stark disparities in the world and personal anecdotes from literature to humanize these issues, highlighting the pervasive nature of poverty and the luxury of comfort enjoyed by a few.
 
Mindful Colouring - Jesus temptation in the desert Marist Laity Australia
18 February 2024
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.
 
Mindful Colouring - Jesus Heals a Leper Marist Laity Australia
11 February 2024
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.
 
Mindful Colouring - The Paradox of Jesus hidden power Marist Laity Australia
31 January 2024
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.
 
Mindful Colouring - Healing Instruments Marist Laity Australia
26 January 2024
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.
 
Meditation - Life, Death, and Neighbors - Lessons from the Desert Fathers - Archbishop Rowan William Archbishop Rowan Williams
21 January 2024
Archbishop Rowan William's presentation delved into the teachings of the Desert Fathers, focusing on themes of life, death, and relationships with neighbors. He emphasized the interconnectedness of human lives and the spiritual importance of our interactions with others. Archbishop Rowan William's highlighted the Desert Fathers' teachings on humility, solidarity, and the dangers of judgment and superiority, suggesting that true spiritual growth stems from understanding and embracing our shared human experience. He advocated for reimagining Christian community life not as a competitive endeavor, but as a collective journey towards reconciliation and wholeness. Main's presentation called for a deeper integration of these ancient teachings into contemporary Christian practice, emphasizing self-reflection, humility, and the cultivation of genuine relationships as pathways to spiritual development and a deeper connection with God.
 
Mindful Colouring - A Youths Encounter with the Divine - Samuels Calling Marist Laity Australia
15 January 2024
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.
 
Mindful Colouring - Epiphany - 3 Wise men Marist Laity Australia
03 January 2024
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.
 
Mindful Colouring - Christmas - God is with us Marist Laity Australia
23 December 2023
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.
 
Hallow Application Alex Jones
17 December 2023
In an interview, actor Jonathan Roumie discusses the transformative impact of his work on the 'Hallow' app and the series 'The Chosen' on people's understanding of Jesus's life. He highlights the Pre-25 Advent Prayer Challenge on the 'Hallow' app as a means to deepen one's relationship with Christ, especially in today's turbulent world. Roumie emphasizes that the app offers numerous ways to engage with faith, from scripture readings to music, catering to all denominations of Christianity.
 
Mindful Colouring - Advent Week 3 - John the Baptist Marist Laity Australia
16 December 2023
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.
 
The Serenity Prayer Marist Laity Australia
15 December 2023
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 - First Week of Advent Marist Laity Australia
19 November 2023
Share this prayer with your family, community or class exploring the first week of advent through song, gospel, reflection, discussion and common prayer.
 
Gathering Formation Course Marist Laity Australia
15 November 2023
The 'Gathering Formation Course' is an innovative year-long program designed to facilitate personal and spiritual growth within a community setting. This course thoughtfully circumvents the potential biases associated with denominational branding by opting for a more inclusive title that focuses on the essence of formation and gathering. It's a strategic approach to ensure wider accessibility and appeal.
 
Song - Lord of My Life - Matt Maher Matt Maher
14 November 2023
This song by Matt Maher, 'Be the Lord of My Life,' speaks to a spiritual journey and the desire for divine guidance and surrender. The opening lines depict a person feeling lost and directionless, akin to a ship without an anchor or a sky without a North star, symbolizing the lack of guidance and stability in life. The heart's tendency to wander represents the human inclination to stray from one's path or faith.
 
Oprah - The Power of Prayer - Experiment Oprah
11 November 2023
In this episode of Oprah's 'Super Soul Sunday,' the discussion is centered around the 'Power of Prayer.' Oprah introduces Dr. Larry Dossey, a medical doctor who changed his skepticism about prayer after discovering scientific evidence supporting its efficacy in healing. He shares a study from San Francisco General Hospital involving 400 heart patients, where the half who were prayed for without their knowledge had significantly better health outcomes compared to those who did not receive prayers.
 
Blog - Let my desire be Your desire Marist Laity Australia
21 October 2023
The same prayer that Mary prays at the beginning of the Gospel is the same prayer that Jesus prays at the end of the Gospel. “Let Your will be done”. In our fast-paced world. Where the consumer often wins. The ego and individual often gets the control seat.
 
Prayer - Invitation to Pray for Peace - A Rosary Marist Laity Australia
18 October 2023
Prayer - Invitation to Pray for Peace - A Rosary
 
Prayer - Entering Gods Kingdom Marist Laity Australia
15 October 2023
Share this prayer with your family, community or class exploring the Gospel from Matthew 22:1-14 through song, gospel, reflection, discussion and common prayer.
 
1,000 Rosaries in October St Patricks Church Hill
01 October 2023
We invite you to join the St Patrick’s community in praying the rosary for the Pope’s intention which is: praying for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level, and allow herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world. As a community, we aim for 1,000 Rosaries for the entire month of October. We invite you to pray with us and log in your pledge in our website www.stpatschurchhill.org as a visible sign of the power of prayer and an encouragement to others to participate in this Marian crusade.
 
Prayer - The Birth of Mary Marist Laity Australia
08 September 2023
Share this prayer with your family, community or class exploring the Gospel from John 3 through song, gospel, reflection, discussion and common prayer.Allocate readers before you start. Opening Prayer. Gospel. Gospel Reflection. -Common Prayer. Final Prayer - 2 people .
 
Guided Meditation - Learning the Shema Prayer with Jesus Marist Laity Australia
25 August 2023
Embark on a transformative guided meditation journey that takes you back to ancient times, allowing you to experience a profound connection with Jesus as a child while he imparts the wisdom of the Jewish Shema Prayer. This meditation offers a unique and immersive experience that combines historical and spiritual elements, inviting you to explore the teachings of Jesus in a deeply meaningful way.
 
Song - Our God will reign forever Father Rob Galea
25 August 2023
Woah-Oh-Oh-Oh. Woah-Oh-Oh-Oh. Woah-Oh-Oh-Oh. Our God will reign forever. Awesome God forever. God will reign forever moreWe stand as one together. Our God will reign forever. God will reign forever more
 
Prayer for the Voice to Parliament Marist Laity Australia
14 August 2023
This prayer seeks guidance and strength to embrace the Aboriginal voice in the journey of our nation. It calls for recognizing the Aboriginal story and Spirituality as integral to the wider Australian story, acknowledging their contributions and deep connection to the land. The prayer asks for the creation of spaces for local communities to have an Aboriginal voice committee, where their voices are heard and valued in decision-making processes. It emphasizes the importance of listening to Aboriginal people, understanding their struggles, and standing alongside them with empathy and compassion. The prayer advocates for giving Aboriginal people self-determination, empowering them to make choices that reflect their unique needs and aspirations. It highlights the significance of honoring Aboriginal culture and spirituality, appreciating the interconnectedness of all life and fostering respect for all cultures.
 
Song and Prayer - St Maximilian Kolbe By: Fr. Kevin McGee - Saskatoon, Canada
14 August 2023
The song 'Maximilian Kolbe' tells the powerful story of Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish Catholic priest who was imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. The song portrays his selfless sacrifice and unwavering love in the face of unimaginable cruelty and despair.
 
Prayer - Veni Sancta Spiritus Taize Community
30 July 2023
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”.
 
Page Prayer - Journey with Saint James Marist Laity Australia
25 July 2023
Share this prayer with your family, community or class exploring a story of pilgrimage with Saiint James through song, gospel, reflection, discussion and common prayer.
 
A healing prayer Marist Laity Australia
20 July 2023
Please pray this healing prayer both individually, as a family or as a community.
 
Pray for Father Michael Mullins Marist Laity Australia
13 July 2023
With great sadness, we pray for Marist Father Michael Mullins suddenly passed away near the day of his 58th Ordination Anniversary a few days prior.
 
Prayer for Marist Educators Unknown
17 June 2023
Recently I have been preparing the vegetable garden for thespring planting, great plans are a foot! Removing the weeds,spreading compost and fertiliser, digging over the ground inexcited anticipation of the abundance of produce that will beharvested throughout the summer and beyond.
 
Prayer - Instruments of Gods Love - John 3:16 Marist Laity Australia
05 June 2023
Share this prayer with your family, community or class exploring the Gospel from John 3 through song, gospel, reflection, discussion and common prayer.
 
Thoughts and Prayers Father Jim McKeon
03 June 2023
Father Jim McKeon discusses the difference between a thought and a prayer. He explains that while thoughts stay within ourselves, prayers are directed towards someone else, requiring an address like a letter or email. Prayers are oriented towards someone beyond ourselves, such as God, and as Catholics, they often begin with the sign of the cross, addressing the prayer to the entirety of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
 
Praying Our Fears - Timothy Keller Timothy Keller
28 May 2023
In this sermon, the speaker reflects on a passage about fear. The speaker emphasizes the importance of obeying God and following His lead, even in the face of danger and uncertainty. They mention that God's protection works when we are moving forward and obeying Him, and that even in difficult times or painful experiences, God is using them to shield and protect us. The speaker refers to a fairy tale by George MacDonald to illustrate the concept of following God's path, even when it seems uncertain or challenging. They also discuss the idea of locating our glory and security in finite things, which can lead to anxiety and fear. Instead, they encourage the audience to find their glory in God and His approval. The speaker suggests that through prayer and confidence in God's forgiveness and sacrifice, we can find assurance and overcome our fears.
 
John Norris Marist Laity Australia
21 May 2023
We pray for John Norris who passed away during the week. John was the husband of our long-standing member Val Norris. Please pray for John and his family in your communities. We pray and thank God for the life of John.
 
Prayer for the Aboriginal Voice Andrew Dumas
21 May 2023
Pray this Prayer in your community, family and school. We join our voices together in support of an Aboriginal Voice through song, story, reflection, discussion and stillness.
 
Song - Holy Spirit Francesca Battistelli
14 May 2023
There's nothing worth more. That could ever come close. No thing can compare. You're our living hope. Your presence, Lord
 
Song with Dance Moves - One Way Mannahouse
07 May 2023
I lay my life down at Your feet. 'Cause You're the only one I need. I turn to You and You are always there. In troubled times, it's You I seek. I put You first, that's all I need. I humble all I am all to You. One way, Jesus, You're the only one that I could live for. One way, Jesus, You're the only one that I could live for.
 
Song - I Thank God Maverick City Music & UPPERROOM
06 May 2023
Wandering into the night. Wanting a place to hide. This weary soul, this bag of bones. And I tried with all my mind. And I just can't win the fight. I'm slowly drifting, oh vagabond. And just when I ran out of road. I met a man I didn't know. And he told me. That I was not alone.
 
Mindful Prayer - Session 2 - Resilience Marist Laity Australia
25 March 2023
Prayer 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.
 
Mindful Prayer - Session 1 - Good things Marist Laity Australia
24 March 2023
Prayer 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.
 
Spiritual Exercise 7 - The Annunciation Marist Laity Australia
18 March 2023
Father Jean-Claude Colin, the first Superior General of the Society of Mary, once described his way of thinking and acting. He said, ” I place myself in the home of Nazareth and from there I see all that I have to do.”
 
Song - Deep Cries Out Bethel Music
11 March 2023
And I've got a river of living water. A fountain that never will run dry (Sing it out). And it's open heaven You're releasing. And we will never be denied. ('Cause we're stirring up)
 
Praying through our failures Marist Laity Australia
08 March 2023
Share this prayer with your family, community or class exploring through song, gospel, reflection, discussion and common prayer.
 
Pray the rosary with Sarge Marist Laity Australia
25 February 2023
Join Andrew and Sarge pray the Rosary.
 
Song - The In Between Matt Maher
12 February 2023
From death to life. From darkness to a shine. From fear to a peace. I can't explain. From doubts to a hope. Holding on and letting go. Of all the empty promises of shame
 
Bearers of Hope Prayer for the Marist Sisters Marist Laity Australia
12 February 2023
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.
 
Spiritual Exercises 6 - The Call Marist Laity Australia
12 February 2023
Our hearts were enflamed when we considered our good fortune in being the first children of Mary, and when we considered the great needs of the people.
 
Spiritual Exercises 5 - A Woman Clothed like the sun Marist Laity Australia
09 February 2023
Script by Marist Father Edwin Keel sm. Our text is from the Book of Revelations. This is a book of visions, dreams and nightmares! In our text we hear of a woman who gives birth to a son 'destined to shepherd the nations'. The child and woman are attacked, but God saves them both.
 
Prayer - Against Human Trafficking School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), Canadian Province,
07 February 2023
O God of every family on earth, Loving and compassionate God,We come before you in prayer, Unable to fully comprehend the horror of women and men and children, Transported to unknown places, To be exploited and abused, Because of greed and profit.
 
Spiritual Exercise 4 - Mary in the new born church Marist Laity Australia
07 February 2023
This meditation brings together two texts which the early Marists saw as closely related Mary’s presence among the apostles and disciples at Pentecost, and the description of the early Church. The texts simply tells us that Mary 'was there'.
 
Spirituality Exercise 3 - Calvary Marist Laity Australia
28 January 2023
To meditate on this passage, it is important to be aware that, in the mind of St. John, the crucifixion of Jesus is not a defeat, but Jesus' supreme victory. His determination to carry out the Father’s will has triumphed over every evil force that tried to stop him.
 
Spirituality Exercise 2 - Who is my mother Marist Laity Australia
26 January 2023
Script by Marist Father Edwin Keel sm. Setting: But Jesus is also experiencing great opposition from his enemies. Jesus knows that God’s will is that people come to life that they be freed from the oppression of evil of every kind, that they walk upright with dignity as sons and daughters of their heavenly Father. The enemies of Jesus do not understand what God
 
Spirituality Exercise 1 - Cana Father Edwin Keel SM
25 January 2023
Script by Marist Father Edwin Keel sm. The scene is a wedding feast (which, in those days, lasted sevendays!) in a small country village, undoubtedly involving all thepeople of the village as well as many guests. This incident occurs at the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus, before the beginning of the Church. Nevertheless, it tells us something about Mary's presence in the Church, and about the effect her presence has. As she will be present at the birth of the Church (at Calvary and at Pentecost) Mary is present here at the 'birth' of Jesus’ mission as Messiah.
 
Song - Just as I Am Matt Maher
16 January 2023
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
 
Family Prayer 1 - Sharing the Faith Marist Laity Australia
15 January 2023
Share this prayer with your family, community or class exploring through song, gospel, reflection, discussion and common prayer.
 
Song - Here I am to worship Maranatha! Music
04 January 2023
Light of the world. You stepped down into darkness. Opened my eyes, let me see. Beauty that made this heart adore You. Hope of a life spent with You.
 
My Guardian Angel Marist Laity Australia
04 January 2023
I call upon my guardian angel, to be more active in my life. In moments of doubt and concern, encourage me to step out of my comfort zone. Challenge me Guardian Angel, to be more motivated in my life To get off the couch of laziness.
 
Prayers of Gratitude Unknown
29 December 2022
Free PRINTABLE bookmark you could give away as a gift - Thank you, God for creating me and for Loving me. Your love is so powerful yet so gentle. Your life giving grace catches me when I stumble, encourages me when I fail, and assures me that I can do better.
 
A Christmas Prayer - for your family Marist Laity Australia
27 December 2022
Share this prayer with your family, community or class exploring the first week of advent through song, gospel, reflection, discussion and common prayer.
 
Meditation on the Hail Mary Pope John Paul II
23 December 2022
We greet you with Elizabeth: You are blessed among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb; you are blessed, because you believed in the divine promises!
 
Song - What Child is This Chris Tomlin
17 December 2022
What Child is this, who laid to rest. On Mary's lap is sleeping. Whom angels greet with anthems sweet. While shepherds watch are keeping?
 
Blog - Religion is not cool Marist Laity Australia
13 December 2022
Our world today shy’s away from religion and spirituality. Stating “Religion is a personal thing”, “don’t mix religion and politics” and “my beliefs are my own business”. Religion has become a not so cool commodity and is largely rejected by secular culture. But for a Christian, from a Christian perspective as a person who believes in the infinite love some call “God”, where does that leave us? Should we abandon sharing our deep inspiration? Quiet the opposite. But initially, we should use not secular values to combat this. We will lose this argument. Secular culture which values things like logic, science, material, and objectivity. Saint Francis of Assisi would say “preach the Gospel and where necessary use words”. We are called to go deeper than what seems obvious. Through what seems to be hidden. We need to look more deeply. We are called to embody a deeper inspiration where Christ is living inside of me.
 
December Prayer Intention Marist Laity Australia
02 December 2022
Could you please share a “December Prayer Intention” for Marists and other Christians can pray for?
 
Prayer - Instruments of God Joyce Rupp
30 November 2022
A small, wooden flute, an empty, hollow reed, rests in her silent hand. it awaits the breath of one who creates song through its open form.
 
Old and New Testament Self-Study Marist Sisters
30 November 2022
Apostolic Life. Composed by the Marist Sisters of the Oceania Province. At the first session of the Provincial Chapter it was proposed that a self-study programme at community level be initiated in the Province. The object of the study was to examine our community life in three aspects and so deepen our awareness and understanding of our life together. These aspects were summarised under the headings of Religious and Marist life, Apostolic life , and The Cry of the Poor and Social Justice.
 
Unit 1 - Call and Mission of Moses Marist Sisters
30 November 2022
We saw Moses as God's special instrument, especially chosen and prepared. We added that God brought about a CHANGE in Moses —a purification, as time went on. We felt that in spite of his fear, he acted in faith. He could see the Hand of the Lord in his own life, e.g., in the Burning Bush.
 
November Prayer Intention Marist Laity Australia
20 November 2022
Could you please share a “November Prayer Intention” for Marists and other Christians can pray for?
 
Song - I am not alone Kari Jobe
11 November 2022
When I walk through deep waters. I know that You will be with me. When I'm standing in the fire. I will not be overcome. Through the valley of the shadow. I will not fear
 
Jesus forgives Mary Magdalene The Chosen
11 November 2022
This is a moving scene where Mary Magdalene encounters Jesus after she has run away and returned to a life of sin. She talks with Jesus. Mary Magdalene struggles to come to terms with what she has done. But Jesus loves her and embraces her. This shows us how God loves us so much that nothing can stop the love being poured out into us.
 
Song - I arise today Emmaus Music
07 November 2022
I arise todayThrough the strength of heaven; Light of the sun, Splendor of fire, Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the wind, Depth of the sea, Stability of the earth, Firmness of the rock.
 
Song - Grace is Enough Chris Tomlin
29 October 2022
Great is Your faithfulness, o God. You wrestle with the sinner's heart. You lead us by still waters and to mercy. And nothing can keep us apart
 
Prayer of the Tax Collector Marist Laity Australia
23 October 2022
This Prayer focuses on the story of prayer of the tax collector and Pharisee by Jesus (Luke 18:9-14). It shows us not to judge others but also reminds us in how we approach God in our own lives. Watch the reflection. Discuss key questions. Share common prayer. Listen to music. This is a great prayer for your family or community around the theme of 'humility'.
 
Prayer - Wonder and Stress Marist Laity Australia
09 October 2022
This Prayer contains 3 scenes from the film Wonder. Watch Auggie Pullman as he deals with the stress of transitioning to high school. Also listen to Gospel reading where the disciples get caught in a storm and are very stressed. Read the reflection. Discuss key questions. Share common prayer. Listen to music. This is a great prayer for your family or community around the theme of 'Acceptance'.
 
Prayer - Bethany Hamilton and Acceptance Andrew Dumas
07 October 2022
This Prayer contains 2 scenes from the film Soul Surfer. Watch Bethany Hamilton come to terms with the reality of loosing her arm. Also listen to Gospel reading where Mary is asked to bear a son, even though she is only 14 years old and not married. Discuss key questions. Share common prayer. Listen to music. This is a great prayer for your family or community around the theme of Acceptance.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 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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