“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 “March-April HOP 2018”
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 “Mary Ward Week 2018”
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 “January and February 2018 House of Prayer”
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 “House of Prayer Nov-Dec”
“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 “September-October HOP”
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 “July -August HOP”
“Tens of millions of children are forced to work in degrading conditions, exposed to forms of slavery and exploitation, as well as abuse, maltreatment and discrimination. Continue reading “HOP May -June 2017”
“The parable of the rich man and Lazarus teaches us that other persons are a gift. A right relationship with people consists in gratefully recognizing their value. Continue reading “HOP March-April 2017”
“I wish peace to every man, woman and child, and I pray the image and likeness of God in each person will enable us to acknowledge one another as sacred gifts endowed with immense dignity.
Deseo la paz a cada hombre, mujer, niño y niña, a la vez que rezo para que la imagen y semejanza de Dios en cada persona nos permita reconocernos unas a otras personas como dones sagrados dotados de una inmensa dignidad. Continue reading “HOP Jan-Feb 2017”
“Divine love is like a fire which cannot be locked up for it is impossible to love God and not to labour to extend God’s Glory” . Mary Ward
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