|FEATURED COUNTRY - CANADA
English Speaking Canada (Winnipeg area)
English speaking rep
Here in the centre of Canada we have 4 Marianist Lay Communities (Our Lady of Peace, Boa Nova, Faith and Family, and Magnificat) which continue to meet on a regular basis.
The Magnificat Community continues to be blest having Fr. John Kracher SM share his wisdom and guidance with us. This community has the older of all the members and is dealing with dwindling numbers (5) due to the aging process. There have been surgeries and eye issues over the last while for four members but that has only strengthened their steadfast desire to pray and share their faith whether it be at our meetings or in their respective parishes. They remain positive with family support and knowing that He is always near.
On another note, on January 31, 2016 the Archdiocese of St. Boniface closed a year of Celebration of Consecrated Life. Lay people were asked to share their thoughts on the different orders. Mr. Art Martin of the Faith and Family Community spoke about the influence that the vowed Marianists had on his life. Art spoke of how the Marianist charism grows gradually in one's heart. It's an interesting reflection on how formation evolves. Click here to read Art's testimony.
Creating New Responses for New Times
2016: July 22-24, St. Mary's University, San Antonio TX
Fall: 2016: October 28-30 at Mount St. John, Dayton OH
Many ways to participate:
2 cities, 2 weekends, add on Friday visits to local sites
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Changemakers needs you and you need to be part of it.
LET US PRAY
- For the 49 people murdered and those injured in the massacre in the Orlando Florida club on June 12.
- That we all might seek to understand and stand with those who experience violence and hurt based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.
- That the USA as a nation find the courage to finally enact reasonable gun laws.
- For the perpetrators of violent crimes. As heinous as the crimes may be, a person who injures or kills others must be hurting within.
FRIDAY MAGNIFICAT - JUNE
Corpus Christi Centre
Our Lady of Nazareth School
Recently, with the support of a generous parish in England, Our Lady of Nazareth School opened the Corpus Christi Centre on its campus. The parish, which is also named Corpus Christi, helped the Marianists and staff at OLN to establish this program for mentally disabled and special needs children from the slum.
The following articles are in the June #252 issue of Via Latina 22, the newsletter for the General Administration of the Society of Mary.
-Opening of Bicentennial in Agen
-First vows in the Province of USA
-Latin American Congress on Marianist Education
-Water shortages-a security concern
-Prayer for the participants in the Horizons meeting
-The cause of the Ven. Adèle de Trenquélleon
-E-books available on our website
-Marianist education statistics for 2016
-New Marianist books