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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Love and speak the truth at all times

Have courage of heart in all that we do.

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Published Date: 28th August 2015
Category: Mary ward sayings


 

Be merry and doubt not our master

Remember that love of God is uplifting and filled with joy and cheerfulness

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Published Date: 27th August 2015
Category: Mary ward sayings


 

We should be such as we appear and appear such as we are.

Integrity is the core of real engagement, trust and love.

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Published Date: 25th August 2015
Category: Mary ward sayings


 

Refugee and Migrant Sunday – August 24

 

 

 

This week we will remember Refugee and Migrant Sunday.  This day is a celebration of the dignity of people who are refugees and migrants and the contribution they have made to life in Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

Heavenly Father,

We recall that your son, Jesus was a refugee in his infancy.

We remember that the Holy Family was forced to flee into Egypt.

Loving Father, you understand the pain and anguish of those who are forced to leave their homeland for all sorts of grave reason.

Help us, O Lord, to understand this experience more fully and to respond with gospel fervor to this enormous social issue of our times.

Grant us wisdom, prudence, and a real sense of loving kindness to understand the heartaches of those who find themselves as asylum seekers, migrants and refugees in our wonderful land of Australia.

Mary, Mother of all migrants and refugees, lead us to your Son Jesus, from whom all blessings flow.

We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayer written by Most Rev Christopher Prowse DD STD
Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn

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Published Date: 24th August 2015
Category: Prayer for the week


 

Work with great tranquillity, joy and magnanimity, for what is not done in one year can be done in another.

Remember that you are only human, work hard but do not loose perspective.

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Published Date: 21st August 2015
Category: Mary ward sayings


 

Be confident in God and more than ever grateful for His unseen goodness.

Whenever we feel doubt in the world around us remember that God is near.

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Published Date: 18th August 2015
Category: Mary ward sayings


 

I Came to You Late – August 17

 I came to Your late, O Beauty so ancient and new.
I came to love You late.
You were within me and I was outside
where I rushed about wildly
searching for You like some monster
loose in Your beautiful world.
You were with me
but I was not with You.
You called me,
You shouted to me,
You wrapped me in Your Splendor,
You broke past my deafness,
You bathed me in Your Light,
You sent my blindness reeling.
You gave out such a delightful fragrance
and I drew it in and came breathing hard after You.
I tasted, and it made me hunger and thirst;
You touched me,
and I burned to know Your Peace.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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Published Date: 17th August 2015
Category: Prayer for the week


 

Take all, even the least thing, as coming directly from God

Always remember the gift of God

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Published Date: 14th August 2015
Category: Mary ward sayings


 

I would have you become lovers of truth and workers of justice

By being enlightened in the work of God we will seek out truth and justice

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Published Date: 11th August 2015
Category: Mary ward sayings


 

The Assumption – August 10

 

This week we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption (August 15), a day when we remember that Mary was taken up into heaven to a special position with God.

 

We praise you O God
for the great things you have done!
God of Mary, you do wondrous things!

Your favour is upon us as it was with Mary.
God of Mary, you do wondrous things!

You touch our lives and hearts as you did Mary’s.
God of Mary, you do wondrous things!

You raise us up, poor and lowly as we are.
God of Mary, you do wondrous things!

You smile upon us when we are weak and broken.
God of Mary, you do wondrous things!

You gaze upon your servant with compassion.
God of Mary, you do wondrous things!

You are great and your name is holy.
God of Mary, you do wondrous things!

God of Mary, hear our prayers in praise of your favour upon us.
Make us ever thankful for your grace and goodness in our lives.

Artwork: Lisa Maggs, Loreto Kirribilli

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Published Date: 10th August 2015
Category: Prayer for the week


 

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