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Marist Spirituality: An Introduction – Part 4

The Central Marist Motif:  Mary in the Church

The Cause of Fr Jean-Claude Colin

The work of Fr Jean Coste Fr Jean Coste SM gained his doctorate in theology at the Faculté Catholique in Lyons. In 1953 he went to Rome to begin higher studies in Scripture. He seemed set to begin a brilliant career as a biblical scholar, but in 1954, the Superior General of the Society of […]

Lessons from the Bees

The bee is more honoured than other animals, not because she labours, but because she labours for others. St John Chrysostom I’ve been pollinating our household chili plant with a paint brush. I twirl the small brush in the flowers on the chili plant and hope for the best. I have to do this because, […]

God’s Gift of Flowers

Flowers are used for many occasions. Gold and white flowers and complementary greenery were used in an Easter floral arrangement in our St Patrick’s Te Awamutu church, celebrating the glory of the risen Lord, Jesus. The flowers were a glorious display radiating light, colour and beauty. The arrangement was symmetrical, balanced, yet free-flowing, a credit […]

What’s This Stuff Called Grace?

    Grace is offered to us by God – it is the help offered with which we are meant to co-operate to ensure our salvation. God has not given all of us an equal share of grace – in fact the grace of God manifests itself in many and varied ways. Anyway, we have […]

In Winter

In winter the earth seems to slow down and even though the days are shorter the nights are much longer and slower! It’s good sleeping weather and perhaps hard getting-out-of-bed weather! The dark mornings seem to be saying “Don’t get up yet, no hurry!” The bare branches of many trees leave skeletons waiting to spring […]

Tuesday 10 April

Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93; John 3:7-15 Spirituality Nicodemus asks what does it mean – “Being born anew?” Jesus says – “I say to you unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Our spiritual birth took place at baptism and is strengthened through confirmation. Our spiritual growth is ongoing, not to […]

The Journey Within

The journey inwards begins with God leading us deeper into our true self.

An Inner Music Living a Life in God

by Craig Larkin sm Reviewed by Sr Eileen Brosnahan RSM This beautifully presented book provides an introduction to twenty spiritual writers and mystics. It offers a series of down-to-earth reflections on how the insights of the mystics can relate to and transform our lives. In his introduction Father Craig says that these writers used images […]

Wednesday 2 March

Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9, Ps 147B, Matthew 5:17-19 Loving God’s law Am I a person who follows Jesus, who lives God’s law and heeds the timeless words of the prophets? Does my life reveal wisdom and prudence to those around me? The truth and power of lay spirituality on the streets comes about when I take […]