30 January is the fest day of our foundress, the venerable Mary Ward. Have a blessed feast!
At the end of this year’s Mary Ward Week, we continue our series with quotations of our foundress, the venerable Mary Ward. Special thanks go to Sr. Sieglinde from Munich, Germany for putting together the photos and the quotes and for sharing them with the wider Mary Ward Family.
COMING TOGETHER AND INTO THE FUTURE ‘Would that all were here.’ (Mary Ward) ‘Time is the most precious of all things.’ (Teresa Ball) ‘What have I done for Christ, what am I doing for Christ, what will I do for Christ?’ – words from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola which must have
EMBRACING THE UNKNOWN ‘The love of God is like a fire that will not be shut up, for it is impossible to love God and not to work to extend his glory.’ (Mary Ward) ‘Go and set the world alight with the fire of God’s love.’ (Teresa Ball) Those who love and feel the fire
OBSTACLES ON THE JOURNEY ‘Prepare yourselves to undergo many difficulties; never seek to fly from that which our Saviour so willingly embraced.’ (Mary Ward) ‘If we are pleasing to God what need have we to care if the whole world is against us?’ (Teresa Ball) Our life and mission will always be fraught with obstacles
You are invited to make an artistic / poetic response to this year’s reflections. Share your thoughts and prayers, your drawings or poetic reflections. Use the frame displayed in the booklet or feel free to create your own design. If you wish your artistic response to be included on the Anawim website please send a
MISSION ‘Serve God with great love and liberty of mind.’ (Mary Ward) ‘Our loving Father looks at our every thought, word and deed and gives us all we need to do his Will.’ (Teresa Ball) In the twenty first century, we might ask ourselves: what is mission? Is it crossing the seas? Is it doing
As we celebrate Mary Ward Week 2022 and reflect the connections between Mary Ward and Teresa ball, we are happy to see that the Mary Ward Family worldwide joins us in our prayers.
SENDING OUT ‘I am assured that God will help me and mine wherever we are.’ (Mary Ward) ‘May we all glorify God at any rate.’ (Teresa Ball) Our world today is marked deeply by people migrating from one place to another because of climate change, wars, poverty, corruption or abusive political systems. At the same
SIGNPOSTS FOR THE JOURNEY ‘Our happiness, security and progress of our Institute consist . . . in having open and free access to God Almighty, from where must come our strength, light and protection.’ (Mary Ward) ‘Your heart must be silent to hear the whisperings of the Holy Spirit.’ (Teresa Ball) Mary Ward’s grace-filled words:
INTERNAL STRUGGLE – DISCERNING THE WAY AHEAD ‘What disturbs me inwardly and makes me troubled does not come from God, whose Spirit always brings with it freedom and great peace.’ (Mary Ward) ‘God loves light; the enemy is darkness, what troubles the soul is not from God.’ (Teresa Ball) We have all made important decisions
We start Mary Ward week by celebrating her birthday, the 23 January. One of the friends of Mary Ward, Manuela from Italy, sent us a video for this fest day. Thank you Manuela and happy feast to the whole Mary Ward family.
Beginning today, the birthday of Mary Ward, we are going to be posting a photograph with a saying of Mary Ward each week until 23 January 2023 and one each day during the period of Part 2 of our General Congregation from 21 August to 12 September this year. The beautiful photographs were all taken
THE BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEY – THE CALL ‘It was shown me with clearness and inexpressible certainty … that some other thing was determined for me, without all comparison more to the glory to God.’ (Mary Ward) ‘Seek first the Kingdom of God and his Justice and everything else will be given you as well.’
For my part I have done everything, it only remains for me to be found faithful when I have to give an account to God. Ich für meinen Teil habe alles getan, ich muss nur noch treu sein, wenn ich vor Gott Rechenschaft ablegen muss. Por mi parte lo he hecho todo, sólo me queda
From 23 to 30 January, the Mary Ward family worldwide is celebrating Mary Ward Week. The 23 January 1585 is the birthday of our foundress, the 30 January is the date of her death in 1645. This year, the celebration has a special focus, as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the
I assure you, I am sure, that God will help me and mine wherever we will be. Ich versichere Ihnen, dass Gott mir und den meinen helfen wird, wo immer wir auch sein werden. Puedo asegurar, estoy segura, que Dios me ayudará a mí y a las mías donde quiera que estamos. Mary Ward
God has His time for everything Gott hat seine Zeit für alles Dios tiene Su tiempo para todo Mary Ward
Rarely, indeed never, is even the smallest effort left without the increase of knowledge and love of God. Selten, ja nie, bleibt auch die kleinste Anstrengung ohne Zuwachs an Erkenntnis und Liebe zu Gott. Rara vez, de hecho nunca, se deja el más mínimo esfuerzo sin aumentar el conocimiento y el amor a Dios. Mary
The meeting of the Animators and Ambassadors in view of planning phase II of the process of “Getting to know” the members of both the Mary Ward Congregations took place on 7th January on zoom. The ambassadors have grown in number. Now they are 30 but only 29 could be present. After a beautiful prayer