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International Organization of MLC:
Region of North America, Asia
Ireland and Australia
August, 2007
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FMI Letter
World Day of Prayer
MLNNA Meeting
Spirit of Saragossa
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Greetings, friends!

It's already harvest time here in Neepawa, Canada. September is a busy month after the leisurely days of summer. Our farmers are finishing work in the fields while children prepare for the new school year.

May the Lord of the Harvest bless you and your communities, and may your gatherings reap abundant fruits as we unite with Mary in the mission of bringing Jesus into our world - a world so in need of his divine love and peace.

With warm regards,

Isabella Moyer, MLC
Regional Responsible
North America, Asia
Ireland and Australia
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FMI Letter to the Marianist Family

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We believe that just as Mary at Cana encouraged Jesus to recognize that it was time to reveal God's action, she calls us to recognize that "It is the Hour" for our Congregation. It is the hour for us to offer our gifts simply and yet with audacity, following Mary and Adele as women of both faith and action....

The Daughters of Mary Immaculate (FMI) presented a Letter to the Marianist Family at the conclusion of their General Chapter. The letter is available at




Marianist World Day of Prayer- October 14, 2007

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The 2007 Marianist World Day of Prayer is fast approaching. More information will be coming soon. A special edition of Gifts and Tasks will be sent when the information is available.

To find out more about the Shrine of Notre-Dame du Cap, click the link below.

MLNNA Meeting

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  The leadership team of the Marianist Lay Network of North America is having its annual meeting with Area Representatives from the USA and Canada, in Dayton from September 7th -9th. Also invited to the meeting are representatives from NACMS, MSJC, the Lay Formation Initiative, the Young People's Forum, LIFE and the International Organization of MLC.

We ask for your prayers as we gather to pray, share reports, and discuss the nurturing and growth of our Marianist Lay Communities both locally and globally. 

Marianist Lay Network of North America Web-Site
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The Spirit of Saragossa is a directed retreat program for use with members preparing for perpetual profession. This program was developed primarily for the vowed religious, but it may have use for other persons and groups in the Marianist Family, with appropriate adaptation.

A video of the 2007 retreat in Rome can be found at the International Center for Marianist Formation Web-site:

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Richard J. Garascia

Richard J. Garascia, father of Anthony Garascia (IO/MLC President), died on July 31, 2007 at the age of 89. Our hearts and prayers are with Tony and his family during this sad time.  May our loving God grant eternal joy for Mr. Garascia, and may the compassionate embrace of Mother Mary wrap those he loved in her peace. 
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