October 2020
During this time of Covid-19 many of us have had time to reflect on what is important in our lives. NACMS is offering an opportunity to spend time together and explore "How am I called to be Marianist?" in our program Marianists Write Now!.We invite you to listen to our latest podcast to hear memories and reflections from several people that attended Blessed Chaminade's Beatification in 2000. If your community is meeting virtually (or in person) we've added a new Marianist Community Meeting Kit for your use. Keep reading for details.
Do you want to explore your Marianist vocation through writing?To encourage thoughtful writing about the Marianist charism and in support of the Year of Shared Discernment sponsored by the Marianist Lay Communities of North America (MLC-NA), NACMS is pleased to present, Marianists Write Now!
This program is a structured opportunity for members of the Marianist Family to share written reflections on your experience of the Marianist charism as it relates to designated topics. Our first topic for thoughtful reflection is: How am I called to be Marianist? Written reflections are to be completed within the weekend program and will be posted on the NACMS website.
We will meet via Zoom on Friday evening, November 13 and all day Saturday, November 14. (Please note that we will only be checking in periodically via Zoom, most of the time will be yours to create and write).
Click here to register and for more information.
We have added a new justice-themed meeting kit (from the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative, in partnership with NACMS) focusing on "Seeking Justice for Women in the Church." All of our kits include an opening prayer, program material, reflection questions, and a final blessing. Click here to explore all available kits (free!) for use by your community.
On September 3, 2000, Father Chaminade was Beatified along with five other holy people during a Mass in St. Peter's Square. Pope St. John Paul II was the presider and he noted that Blessed Chaminade was an "apostle of the laity." In this podcast, we interviewed six different people who were at the Beatification and the events surrounding it. Each of them provides their own perspective on that experience, as well as the legacy of Chaminade officially being named "Blessed." To listen click here.
October month of the Rosary Prayer
Novena Prayer To Our Lady of the Rosary
O Virgin Mary, grant that the recitation of thy Rosary may be for me each day, in the midst of my manifold duties, a bond of unity in my actions, a tribute of filial piety, a sweet refreshment, an encouragement to walk joyfully along the path of duty. Grant, above all, O Virgin Mary, that the study of thy fifteen mysteries may form in my soul, little by little, a luminous atmosphere, pure, strengthening, and fragrant, which may penetrate my understanding, my will, my heart, my memory, my imagination, my whole being. So shall I acquire the habit of praying while I work, without the aid of formal prayers, by interior acts of admiration and of supplication, or by aspirations of love. I ask this of thee, O Queen of the Holy Rosary, through Saint Dominic, thy son of predilection, the renowned preacher of thy mysteries, and the faithful imitator of thy virtues. Amen.
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