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Prayer intentions - 01/2024



Prayer Intentions of the Pope

Each month the Pope invites all members of the Church to pray for particular needs.This month the Prayer Intentions of the Pope are:


Wepray that the Spirit will help us recognize the gift of different charisms within the Christian community and appreciate the richness of different ritual traditions in the heart of the Catholic Church.


Needs of the Church, the Congregation and the world

Join with us in praying for the needs of the Church, the Congregation and the world, in particular for:


We remember our sisters celebrating Jubilees in this coming year, and thank God for all the graces they have received in their Marist missionary lives.

SIGNIFICANT ANNIVERSARY DAYS AND FEAST DAYS IN THE MARIST FAMILY

January 2    Foundation Day  - Marist Brothers (1817)

January 4    Anniversary of the death of Sr Marie Rose (Jeanne Marie Autin – Sofala, Wallis 1912)

January 9    Pontifical Approbation – Marist Brothers – 1863

January 10  Ratification of the decision to entrust Western Oceania to the Society of Mary by Pope Gregory XVI (1836)

Let us continue to remember in our prayers:

  • For all SMSM in transition particularly Sr Cristina and General Council, those taking up new leadership roles in the regions and those joining new communities and ministries.
  • All SMSM, thatwe may have a clear sense of our identity and mission and are passionate about its importance in today’s Church and world.
  • Our novices, postulants and aspirants who are discerning their vocations, and our sisters who are accompanying them.
  • Our generous benefactors who help us by their prayers and sacrifices.
  • Those who live in situations of violence and war and persecuted Christians.
  • Our sisters, our loved ones and our benefactors who have died recently.