Recalling to mind the first time Mary Ward entered Rome 400 years ago on 24th December with her four companions Winifred Wigmore, Barbara Ward, Susan Rookwood and Margaret Horde, we 12 Mary Ward women met at the Flaminia gate and entered Piazza del Popolo. We were very happy that the Ambassador of the UK and
On 24th December , 400 years ago Mary Ward made her first journey to Rome. We know that “Mary and her companions took a 300 km diversion from the customary route to visit the holy house of Loreto in the north Italian States. Here she prayed full of faith and trust in God; it was
In Chile we celebrate the Advent season almost at the end of the 2021 school year, in spring and early summer time, and we are already preparing to go on holiday. This year the health restrictions due to Covid-19 allowed us to share the Advent season in person with a group of elderly people from
The CJ community in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic,began in September 2021, all three of us arrived on September 4, 2021. After the initial period of living in the parish house and the gradual furnishing of the house, we have now settled in our home with everything we need. The house at 589 Havlíčkova Street was
The Sisters from Cuba sent us this Advent Song to enjoy and pray together.
All together we have done a beautiful job setting up the crib and decorating the church in Rodas, diocese of Cienfuegos, Cuba. We thank God for what we have experienced and shared (Angela, Eudosia and Lavinia).
“To love the poor, to persevere in this love, to live, die and rise with them” With this quote from Mary Ward, Sr. Patricia Rediu CJ, of the Latin European Province, begins her article in which she tells us about the new mission to which she has been sent. We thank Sr. Patricia for sharing
We invite you to pray with this prayer by Christine Jerrett. It is in English but you if you want to read it in you own language we reccomend to use http://www.deepl.com for translation. God of mystery and miracles, Your Word brings light into the dark places of our lives; Your presence gives us
“Come oh come Emmanuel” is one of the prayer, the whole Mary Ward family is repeating during this Advent time – uniting their prayers with Christians worldwide. Sr. Frantiska from the General Leadership team in Rome shared this musical version of the prayer.
In Bad Reichenhall, in Bavaria (Germany, Middleuropean Province) the CJ sisters enjoy a very special nativity scene, designed by Sr Moderata Kögl CJ. This special installation is not only about the Holy Night, but about the great arc of salvation history; first the story of the patriarchs: Abraham – Isaac – Jacob; then the prophets;
One very noticeable aspect of the Advent season in Sydney is the abundance of purple everywhere in the parks and gardens. The Jacaranda trees are just coming to an end as Advent begins, but the purple and white Agapanthus take over, the Coral and Flame trees and Bougainvillea are all competing for the most spectacular show of
A candle is burning a flame warm and bright, A candle of HOPE in December’s dark night A candle is burning a candle of PEACE It burns to remind us our conflicts must cease A candle is burning a candle of JOY For Jesus our Saviour lives in us now A candle is burning a
Waiting is something we don’t do very well in today’s instant world. Four weeks of waiting is not only a long wait it is also a complicated one. How can we wait for something that has already happened in the past, as well as for something that is yet to come? God shows us how
Each numbered pocket contains the name of an item of food or toiletries. These are divided among the community, and drawn out each day in Advent, and purchased by the member. When complete, all the items are donated to a Food Bank for very poor families. The Advent candle represents our prayers for all who
Since the beginning of our term of office it has been our custom to meet during advent every evening at 8:15, around the Advent wreath placed in our corridor. We say the night prayer of the church together. We also add various intercessions bringing the global and congregational needs and also our personal needs to
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Conception of Mary. Together with many other voices we sing: Salve Regina …
Sr. Agnesa Jenčíková CJ – Slovak Province
If you want God, and long for union with him, yet sometimes wonder what that means or whether it can mean anything at all, you are already walking with the God who comes. If you are at times so weary and involved with the struggle of living that you have no strength even to want