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St. Ignatius Parish at 3704 Spring Hill Ave, Mobile, AL 36608 US - Daughters of Mary Women Renewing Faith &Family

Daughters of Mary

Women Renewing Faith &Family

 


 

 

 

DAUGHTERS OF MARY

Women Renewing Faith and Family

 

 

Please join us September 30,  2014

 

FORGING A FEMININE FAITH

Prayer:  Spiritual Formation in the Marian Tradition

Reflection:  Gospel Insight for Contemporary Women

Renewal:  Creating a Culture of Faith for Family, Church and Community

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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

 

Final Call for audio CD’s of 

Great Women of the Gospel: Models for Life

Rev. Anthony Wieck, S.J.

by Please order by Tuesday September 30

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BACKPACK MINISTRY  FOOD COLLECTION DATES

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS

FOOD NEEDED

Oct. 12-17 Mar. 8-13

Nov. 16-21 Apr. 19-24

Dec. 14-19 May10-15

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT lsgraf@hotmail.com

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Change of Venue Notice

DoM Morning:  Frassati Center—DoM Evening:  Chapel

Directory Photo—     October 21

Election Voting—             November 4

              Directory Photo—            November 18 and 2

Directory Photo—               December 2

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 Dear Beautiful Daughters of Mary,

 

Every now and then it is important for us to consider our mission:   to pray together, to reflect upon the Word of God, and to become instruments of renewal for our families, our Church and our community.  In carrying out this mission, we most surely model Mary and follow in her footsteps, as she was obedient to the mission of her son Jesus.   

 

Prayer, reflection, renewal—in a sense this is a formula for living the Christian life. 

 

Yesterday in his daily Mass homily, Pope Francis seemed to speak directly to us saying:  “The Christian life is simple:  Listen to God’s word and put it into practice…These are the two conditions in order to follow Jesus, hear the word of God and put it into practice.  This is the Christian life, nothing more.”  

 

Each Tuesday we listen to God’s word.  We listen and reflect that we may deepen in our understanding of what it means to be women of faith, women of prayer.  As we move forward in the our third year as Daughters of Mary, we are grateful to God for the gifts and graces that he has already bestowed upon us.  

 

But we want more.  We hope for a deeper commitment to our mission.  We pray to do as Pope Francis said: “to follow Jesus, to hear the word of God, and to put it into practice.  Our most fervent and ardent desire is to be obedient to God’s will,  in the same way that Mary was obedient.  We strive to become  women who are even more faithful—and ever more loving.  We hope to live the Christian life—simply and beautifully—this is our intention in prayer—this is our more.

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Spiritual Gift of the Week

We ask for the grace to desire and pray to be obedient to God’s will.  We pray as Mary prayed:  “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord…my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…”

 

Spiritual Direction of the Week  

Our intention in prayer is to be obedient to God’s will.  

 

Meditation Music of the Week

(Selected by Fran Schnadelbach)

Will You Come and Follow Me,  from the album The Summons (Instrumental)

Pray For Me, Artist:  Rickie Byars Beckwith from the album Pray For Me (Jazz)

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Gospel Reflection /Matthew 21: 28-32

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time—September 28, 2014

Presenter:  Carolyn Romano

(Al.com article:  “Pray For Me” attached)

“Which of the two did his father’s will?”  This is the question Jesus asks after telling the story of the two sons who were asked by their landowner father to “go out and work in the vineyard today.”  One said ‘yes’ and one said ‘no’—and yet, the one who said ‘no,’ went.  To go when sent—this is the message.  And our speaker Carolyn Romano has been sent with a beautiful message on prayer and obedience.  We are blessed to have heard Carolyn’s story—we are blessed by her prayer to be obedient to God’s will.  Carolyn, on behalf of the Daughters of Mary, I thank you for your lovely countenance and the inspiring words about your visit with Pope Francis.  We commit to prayers for Pope Francis and prayers for his intentions, for as you said, “he is our Pastor.” Pope Francis in fact is an image of the son who said ‘no’ at first, but now goes out and works the vineyard!   We pray to listen more closely to God’s word and to follow the movement of the Holy Spirit in our own lives.  We pray to become ‘daughters’ who when sent, go out and work in the vineyard.   As Carolyn stated:  “The word Mass means “to be sent.”  We hear our Lord’s word, we receive him in the Eucharist and we are sent to share him with others.   Pray before the Blessed Sacrament,  you will begin to know the promise of the Lord there.  To pray and follow the word of God is an act of obedience.  Bring your concerns to the Lord.  Hear words of wisdom from others. Most of all listen and hear the words of Scripture.  It may at first feel overwhelming to hear what we are to do.  But follow the way of the Lord and believe—this is the way of obedience.”

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Dear Beautiful Daughters of Mary,

 

In a letter to her sister Celine, St, Therese of LIsieux wrote:  ‘There is one ONLY THING to do here below: to love Jesus, to win souls for Him so that He may be loved. Let us seize with jealous care every least opportunity of self sacrifice. Let us refuse Him nothing - He does so want our love!’  This week begins the Novena of the Little Flower,  Theresa of Lisieux.  Many of us are already praying the Novena—if you are not—it isn’t too late.  I offer my Novena  for each of you dear Daughters of Mary.  I pray that we will choose the “one ONLY THING”—that is—that we will choose to love God.  

 

Amiamo Dio—Let us love God,

 

Deb


 

 

 

Deborah Madonia

Daughters of Mary, Facilitator

daughtersofmary@stignatius.org

 

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