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Pope Francis, whose devotion to Mary is well-known, on Saturday the 7th April, established a new feast for the Catholic Church devoted to Mary as the “Mother of the Church,” to be celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost. Continue reading

“Jesus has risen from the dead,” Pope Francis said. “And this is not a fantasy. It’s not a celebration with many flowers [pointing at the arrangements surrounding him]. This is beautiful, but [the resurrection] is more.” Continue reading

Welcome to the  offering for prayer and reflection during Mary Ward Week 2018. The various contributions to the booklet reflect the many instances cf collaboration between the two branches of Mary Ward’s Institute Continue reading

This edition of House of Prayer starts with the theme of Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace. “In a spirit of compassion, let us embrace all those fleeing from war and hunger, or forced by discrimination, persecution, poverty and environmental degradation to leave their homelands. Continue reading

In this season of Advent, we are called to expand the horizons of our hearts, to be amazed by the life which presents itself each day with newness. In order to do this, we must learn to not depend on our own certainties, on our own established strategies, Continue reading

“In times of insecurity, communities that look different become convenient scapegoats […]. We must resist cynical efforts to divide communities and portray neighbours as ‘the other’. Discrimination diminishes us all. Continue reading

Welcome to the July – August HOP from the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Congregation of Jesus. This HOP invites us to pray  Continue reading

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