Easter 2024

Jesus said to her:Maria!Then she turned to himand said to him in Hebrew:Rabbuni! John 20:16 Dear companions in the Lord, When Mary of Magdala comes to the tomb early in the morning and finds it empty, her grief and loss become almost unbearable. Not only the Lord, but also the place of mourning has been

Missionary Way of the Cross

On the occasion of the Day of Missionary Martyrs 2024, the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission (JPIC) of the UISG – USG, in collaboration with the Laudato Si Movement, the office for Missionary Cooperation between the Churches of the Diocese of Rome and the association Terr e Missione organized the Missionary Way of

Fifth Sunday of Lent 2024

Preparation At my prayer place I consider Jane Browne, the oldest of Mary Ward’s companions who served with quiet dedication. I become still in the presence of God. Opening Prayer I ask for the grace to be wholly God’s Desire I desire to be Jesus’ disciple and friend. Prayer I read the prayer text to

Fourth Sunday of Lent 2024

Preparation Catherine Smith was with Mary Ward at her death bed. A courageous and faithful companion. As I prepare, consider my call to be a courageous and faithful. Opening Prayer I ask for the grace to be wholly God’s Desire I desire to receive the light of Jesus in my life and love with, in

Meeting of Juniors

  18.2.2024 our sister Charlotte from the English province came to Banská Bystrica. Charlotte is a junior and took her first vows on 10.9.2023. The very first meeting with the community was full of joy and laughter. The first day we took her on a trip to the High Tatras to Hrebienok. Every year Hrebienok

CJIBVM Formation meeting

On 6th March we had the second of the three CJ/IBVM Joint online meeting. The topic of the day was ‘IBVM Formation Guidelines/ CJ Formation Framework’.  Sixty-one  CJ/IBVM members participated in it.  The presence of members belonging to different age groups was an expression of hope and interest in the future of Mary Ward Family.

Third Sunday of Lent 2024

Preparation Susanna Rookwood, who endured the hardships of imprisonment at five different times for her faith was entrusted by Mary Ward with many arduous missions including a journey on foot to Rome with Mary. In my prayer place, I prepare my heart by pondering this faithful accompaniment. Opening Prayer I ask for the grace to

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Rom 10: 15

On Saturday 24 February 2024, the first Zoom meeting of missionaries abroad within the Congregation of Jesus took place. There were 12 missionaries present: two from Cuba, three from Mongolia, three from Mozambique, two from the Philippines and one each from Myanmar and South Sudan. Each missionary gave a presentation about their mission and shared