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News and Blog

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 09:26

Julie's vocation story

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Mabuhay! (Be Alive) It has been a great blessing to me to be with the Missionaries of God’s Love Sisters for seven years now.  My yes to consecrated life was a slow journey. It all started from my spark of interest in joining a choir in our parish. I was a rather a desperate singer, and out-of-tune when I was a child, but I eventually became a choir leader for three choirs for around eleven years. I had thought that I just wanted to become a singer for mass and weddings but things turned out to be beyond that.

Friday, 01 May 2020 07:00

Enjoying God in S-T-R-E-T-C-H-Y dough

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Recently as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw a recipe to make stretchy dough. Perhaps it was my pre-Sisters history as a childcare worker that came out, but my immediate response was a desire to make some as soon as possible. The particular recipe I found had two ingredients – cornflour and hair conditioner, so I pulled out a bowl and a few short minutes and green food colour later, I had myself some stretchy dough. I began kneading it with my hands, its softness and coconut scent bringing my senses alive.

Thursday, 30 April 2020 09:48

Fan the Flame - Faithful

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Here is the next video in our Fan the Flame series - In this time of uncertainty, Sarah-Jane explores the faithfulness of God as an anchor that can carry us through.

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Like many of you, I’ve seen lots of advice about how to cope in the times we find ourselves in.  Some of it I’ve found extremely helpful and practical, but in another way, I’ve found it a bit overwhelming to have so many ideas and expectations about how to live ‘the new normal’.

I’ve also seen that sometimes the advice doesn’t factor in the differing nature of people’s experiences: while some have welcomed greater time due to lessened pressures and commitments, for others the pressure and demands on them are positively skyrocketing and increasing stress.

Thursday, 23 April 2020 09:19

The Corona Plot Twist

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Have you ever had the experience of watching a movie as it nears the end, and being certain of how the story will finish – only to witness a major plot twist that changes everything. Suddenly the story continues and then ends in a way that you did not see coming. A range of emotions including surprise, joy, anger and confusion may follow.

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The Second Sunday of Easter, now known as Divine Mercy Sunday, takes us deeper into the Paschal Mystery: the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus for our salvation. We’re invited in the Sunday’s gospel passage to join “doubting” Thomas in touching the wounds in the Body of Jesus and entering more deeply into belief.

Saturday, 18 April 2020 10:15

April 2020 Newsletter

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Catch up on all the latest news from the MGL Sisters

Tuesday, 14 April 2020 07:00

Easter became real when....

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In this Easter Octave, Angela her testimony of Easter becoming real....

Easter Sunday has been a unique celebration this year. We normally visit churches, go to mass, and participate in Easter liturgies but this year we had an Easter celebration on screen. But even though we are only together virtually, even though we are unable to reach out in comfort through physical touch, we are very much encouraged that the gift of touch is not denied of us. Why? Because we can still touch hearts as we celebrate Easter from home.

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HAPPY EASTER - HE IS RISEN

A reflection on the experience of Mary.

Saturday, 11 April 2020 07:00

Mary Speaks - the ache of waiting

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Ever wondered what it might have been like for Mary on Holy Saturday - in her time of waiting?

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There are many aspects of the Passion which we can reflect on over the course of this day. What follows is a reflection on what the scourging might have been like from Mary's perspective.

Saturday, 11 April 2020 17:00

Stations of the Cross

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Stuck in isolation and wishing you could participate in the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at your local parish?

Let's not miss out on this beautiful opportunity to share in the passion of Jesus.

Join with the sisters and friends to enter into prayer in this beautiful way on Good Friday

Thursday, 09 April 2020 06:00

Peter Speaks - Holy Thursday

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Tonight marks the entry into the Easter Triduum. As you prepare for this, here is a reflection from the perspective of Peter who found himself sleeping when Jesus had asked him to stay awake. 

Wednesday, 08 April 2020 07:00

An Onlooker Speaks - Wednesday of Holy Week

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Our Holy Week reflections continue today as we spend time with one of he onlookers who witnessed Jesus as he endures his journey to Calvary.

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 13:17

Fan the Flame - Crowning

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As Lent draws to a close, Kathryn reminds us that none of what we do will be wasted. Every good work will receiving its ultimate crowning by God. Also, SHE BUILT A WELL! 

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 07:00

Simon Speaks - Tuesday of Holy Week

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Over the course of Holy Week, we will be sharing some reflections with you, narrated from the point of view of different characters caught up in the unfolding drama of the Passion of Jesus. Today, we reflect with Simon of Cyrene. 

Monday, 06 April 2020 07:00

Pilate Speaks - Monday of Holy Week

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 Over the course of Holy Week, we will be sharing some reflections with you, narrated from the point of view of different characters caught up in the unfolding drama of the Passion of Jesus. Today, we reflect with Pilate. 

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 19:18

Three things I know in these days

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As I was watching faithful parishioners setting up chairs for an outdoor Mass on the last Sunday when we could do these things, it somehow made me think of the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand.  I looked it up later (Jn 6:1-13) and, reflecting on it, found it fit our context better than I'd thought.  "The time of the Jewish Passover was near" - or Easter, in our case - and people are hungry...  In particular, I was struck by three things:

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Here is number 5 in our series on the MGL Prayer - And a thirst for the salvation of all men and women

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Here is the fourth in our series - A burning zeal to spread the good news of the Kingdom

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Here is the third is our series on our MGL Prayer - An enduring desire to do the Father's will......

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Today we continue with our reflections on out MGL Prayer - today we move onto Enflame us with a deep hunger for prayer.

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As MGL Sisters, we pray our MGL prayer each day. Our new blog series will take this prayer line by line as a way of sharing the gift of our life. Today, we start with Lord Jesus, send the fire of your Spirit into our hearts.....

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 13:51

Let Lent 2020 change you

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You are most likely aware that Lent starts tomorrow. And perhaps you have already considered what you want to take on or give up in order to strengthen your relationship with Jesus as we again prepare to celebrate the great mystery of his death and resurrection.

Whether you have or haven’t, Pope Francis has just released his Lenten message for this year, and it is filled with pearls of wisdom which may just inspire you as you consider what Lent will look like for you this year.

Saturday, 28 September 2019 07:00

The Puzzle of Life: Journeying with others

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I have always loved doing jigsaw puzzles, perhaps because I enjoy the challenge. However, on a deeper level, I have spent time pondering the parallels between my journey of faith and the process of piecing together a puzzle. I also see it as an apt metaphor for what it means for me to journey with others.

Whenever I complete a puzzle, the image I choose is one that is attractive to me in some way given that I will spend hours poring over the pieces. Yet the puzzle of life is different, for the image it bears cannot be chosen or fully seen. Instead, it is an rich unfolding tapestry of joys, sorrows, challenges, blessings, dreams, possibilities, hopes and fears, some of which have already taken place and some of which are yet to be, some of which we are aware and can articulate, and others which lie hidden, meaning that we need others to help us discover and understand them.  I believe this to be true for my own life, just as much as for people who I journey alongside in life.

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