On Saturday evening, we started Advent in our parish of San Marco in Vicenza with a Latin American group with whom I meet every month for the celebration of Mass. They are some of the many people who come from different countries in Latin America and who have been living with us for several years.
“The Lord is coming, always coming. When you have ears to hear and eyes to see, you will recognize him at any moment of your life. Life is Advent; life is recognizing the coming of the Lord.” Henri Nouwen
Advent, a time of waiting, a time during which we prepare for the birth of Jesus, Our Lord. This year we thought we would like to live Advent together, even if virtually, to share how the Mary Ward Family around the world prepares for the coming of the Saviour. It will be a way to
On 18 November 12.30 pm Rome time, our extended leadership team met online. This was the first ELM meeting after GC Part 1, which was truly historic and unprecedented because of the mode of meeting this time, as well being in two parts and being more inclusive than ever before. We happily discovered that the
On every 23rd of each month, we pray for the cause of our foundress Mary Ward. Pray diligently for your deceased friends, because true friendship is recognised in need. Betet fleißig für die verstorbenen Freunde, denn wahre Freundschaft erkennt man in der Not. Reza con diligencia por tus amigos/as fallecidos/as, porque la verdadera amistad se
We are delighted to present you with the new logo of the General Congregation 2021-22. We felt the need to adapt and update the logo that has accompanied us from 2019 until now, to reflect the fact that Part 1 of the GC took place online in July and August 2021, and Part 2 will
The On Pilgrimage with Mary Ward App has been updated and is now available on both Android and Apple phones. Those who already have the App on Android will need to install the new version to enjoy the new features. Go to the Playstore and follow the prompts. Those with iOS update the App in
Osgodby is the village about 14 miles away from York, where Mary Ward spent six formative years of her life, aged 15-21, with the Babthorpe family, relatives on her mother’s side. It was a deeply Catholic household, in which Mary’s personal faith, spirituality and sense of vocation developed greatly. Some years ago a group from