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Sunday, 02 June 2019 07:00

Towards Pentecost 3: The Ascension

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Traditionally in the Church, a novena is prayed in the leadup to Pentecost. Consequently, over the next nine days, here on our blog, we will share readings and prayers to join with others from across the world in praying for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

We will also share reflections from different sisters focused on aspects of deepening in relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Today we ponder the meaning of the Acsension in our lives.

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Traditionally in the Church, a novena is prayed in the leadup to Pentecost. Consequently, here on our blog, we will share readings and prayers to join with others from across the world in praying for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We will also share reflections from different sisters focused on aspects of deepening in relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Today, Sarah-Jane shares her story of Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a beautiful grace on offer to all of us. As MGL Sisters, it is at the centre of our charism. Simply put, it is an invitation to experiencing the life-changing love of God in ever-deepening ways through the power of the Holy Spirit. People experience this grace in many different ways – some receive prayer specifically for it, and others have an experience of it at a totally unexpected time.

TOWARDS PENTECOST 160 x 160 imageTraditionally in the Church, a novena is prayed in the leadup to Pentecost. Consequently, over the next nine days, here on our blog, we will share readings and prayers to join with others from across the world in praying for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

We will also share reflections from different sisters focused on aspects of deepening in relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Today, we begin with an introduction which breaks open for us how we might begin to notice the presence of the Holy Spirit more actively in our lives.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 06:49

Indescribable Love

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One of my favourite ways to pray is to listen to music which ministers deeply to my heart. There are many songs which speak powerfully to me, but my favourite at this time is Love Like This, by Lauren Daigle. I think she has a profound gift to capture human experience and to express it in song.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 07:27

The Gift of New Life

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Recently, I had the joy of visiting some of my friends and their beautiful new baby girl named Willow (added bonus was that she was born on my birthday)! As I looked at her tiny two-week-old hands, I was greatly struck by the profound beauty of human life, of how she had been knit together in her mothers’ womb. As I listened to, and witnessed her parents pouring love upon her, I pondered that I can only imagine what it must be like to hold your baby in your arms, overcome by love and filled with dreams and excitement to see what will unfold in their life. 

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 06:21

God Friended Me?

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 07:14

The Power of the Cross

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In this blog, Ayanthi shares a story of her experience at Light to the Nations, and how it drew her closer to the Wounded Heart of Jesus in the wake of the bombings in Sri Lanka. 

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:07

Thomas, Doubt and Square Watermelons

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As we celebrate this time of Eastertide, we are drawn to the scriptures and the stories of Jesus' resurrection appearances. Thomas, known as the doubter, can inspire us in our own journey. Read on to discover what this has to do with watermelons. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:15

MGL Sisters Newsletter

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What better way to spend some time in the Easter Octave - grab a cuppa, an easter egg and have a read of our latest newsletter. Be inspired and challenged to encounter the Risen Jesus and catch up on all our latest adventures!

 

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Have you ever wondered what Jesus' mother Mary might have experienced on the morning of the Resurrection? This is an imaginative reflection on her encounter with her Risen Son.

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Today we wait in silence with Mary

Friday, 19 April 2019 07:00

John Speaks - Pure Love - Good Friday

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Today we stand with John at the foot of the Cross.

Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:00

Peter Speaks - But I slept - Holy Thursday

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Today is Holy Thursday. Today we sit with Peter as he comes to terms with falling asleep when Jesus asked him to stay awake an hour. Perhaps it is worth reflecting how we may also have fallen asleep.

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Today we hear from an onlooker who reflects on seeing Jesus stripped of his clothes.

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Today we hear from Simon of Cyrene and we place ourselves in his shoes, wondering how we may have reponded. What might his story reveal to us about our own life and journey with Jesus?

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 Through Holy Week, we will journey and reflect each day with a different 'face' of the Passion. Today, as we begin, we reflect with Pilate as he condemns Jesus to death. 

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 05:12

Needing Balance??

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Something we often talk about as sisters is the importance of living a balanced life and what good self-care can look like. So much so, that recently we have been brainstorming some creative ideas just to remind ourselves of the endless possibilities. The truth is that we will all be able to live a much more fulfilling life overall if we frequently take the time to do things which nurture and refresh us. Here a just a few ideas that the sisters came up with…

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 05:07

The Gift of Selfless Love

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In mid-October 2017, I flew home to Sri Lanka to be with my dad who was dying from liver cancer. Although any visible symptoms of his illness were absent, he started deteriorating quite rapidly by the end of November.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 05:02

Get excited for Lent

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When Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year, what happens inside of you? Do you secretly (or not so secretly) groan and lament the fact that a penitential season is beginning? Do you struggle through each day without the thing you have decided to give up, or to find time to do an extra thing you are choosing to take on? Or are you excited about the opportunity to deepen in your journey with Jesus?

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 06:56

Step out of the Nest

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Recently while at the redwood forest, the Melbourne sisters discovered a collection of branches that was arranged very much like a nest – the only difference being that it was on the ground rather than in the tree. We climbed in, sat there and then took some photos. It was as I was going away that it dawned in me that there were some nests in my life that Jesus is challenging me to step out of.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 06:51

Live Like a Redwood

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Recently, the Melbourne sisters went on Mystery Tour #2. We ended up at a redwood forest near Warburton, about one hour from Melbourne. These trees are really, really tall, with some reaching a height of around 55 metres, and to walk among the almost 1,500 90-year-old redwoods is an awe-inspiring experience. Yet incredibly, these trees are mere babies in the redwood world, given that their life span can be up to 1800 years, and their height could reach around 100 metres.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 08:43

Pursuing the Dream

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Pope Francis shared some profound wisdom with the young people of the world at WYD - here is a gem that Mel really enjoyed!

Monday, 25 February 2019 21:37

Girl on Fire

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In our blog this week, Mel shares a story about being consumed by God.....

Monday, 18 February 2019 21:30

Wrapped in Mystery

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Recently the Mebourne Sisters went on a mystery tour for their sisterhood day..... as it turned out, it was far more mysterious than any of them thought.......

Monday, 17 December 2018 22:40

MGL Sisters Newsletter - December 2018

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Our last newsletter for 2018 has arrived - what a great way to catch up on all our news.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:43

Fan the Flame #6 - Amplify

 

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Fan the Flame is a series of reflections from the Missionaries of God's Love Sisters exploring faith and life. This time, Kathryn shares a powerful reflection with us.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:26

Year of Youth #8 - Final Update

 

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Here is the final update from our Year of Youth Team. We hope you have been inspired by reading about all their adventures!

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 07:00

Say What? - With Melanie Edwards

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Say What? is a series of blogs answering questions about discernment and life in the MGL Sisters.

This time, we meet Mel who currently lives in Melbourne!

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From time to time, we all need to be encouraged to turn again to the scriptures - maybe this story is what you need to read today to deepen in  the scriptures in your own journey. 

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 07:00

Lessons from a heart shaped tree

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Here is our latest blog... read more about Mel's reflections on the heart shaped tree she often sees. It's amazing how such simple things can be food for thought!

 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 07:00

Say What? - with Fiona Shanahan

 

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Just in case you have missed our previous Say What? posts.... Say What is a series of questions about discernment and life in the MGL Sisters - the catch is that all the questions begin with the word WHAT. This time we meet Fiona Shanahan who curretly lives in our Melbourne house.

Friday, 09 November 2018 07:00

Fan the Flame #4 - Wings

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Fan the Flame is a series of reflections from the Missionaries of God's Love Sisters exploring faith and life. This time, Sarah Jane shares some profound wisdom with us. 

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:59

Year of Youth Update #7

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Have you heard the latest news from our Year of Youth mission team? They are currently in Port Pirie. Have a read about their latest adventures!

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:00

Trust turned upside down

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What does it mean to trust God? How can we grow in this gift as we walk with him?

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 07:00

Fan the Flame #3 - Unique

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Fan the Flame is a series of reflections from the Missionaries of God's Love Sisters exploring faith and life. Here is our next installment with Fiona!

 

 

 

 

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As MGL Sisters, we also love and value the gift of marriage. Here, Mel reflects on the encouragement she received for her own vocation as she attended five weddings in a few months!

 

 

Friday, 12 October 2018 07:00

Fan the Flame #1 - Redeemable

FAN THE FLAME 160X160Fan the Flame is a series of reflections from the Missionaries of God's Love Sisters exploring faith and life.

In this episode, Kathryn shares about how shame can be overcome, and all things redeemed in God's love.

 

 

Friday, 12 October 2018 07:00

Fan the Flame #2 - Wrestle

FAN THE FLAME 160X160Fan the Flame is a series of reflections from the Missionaries of God's Love Sisters exploring faith and life.

In this episode, Ayanthi talks about wrestling with God, instead of our problems

 

 

Thursday, 11 October 2018 07:00

Year of Youth Update #6

 

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Our Year of Youth Team is now in Port Pirie dioscese (South Australia). Have a read about all their latest adventures here!

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 10:00

Say What? - With Patti Jo Crockett

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This week we bring you another Say What? blog. This time we talk to Patti Jo Crockett, who currently lives in our Sydney house.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:00

Why sisters should swim.....

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 12:00

An Open Letter to St Therese of Lisieux

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To celebrate her feast day, Mel writes her a letter.... an open one at that since you can all read it too!!!

 

 

 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 07:00

Say What? - With Katherine Stone

Say What 160x160Last month during National Vocations Awareness Week, we began a new series of blogs called Say What? - where we ask sisters a series of questions about discernment and life in the MGL sisters.

Today, we hear from Katherine Stone who currently lives in our Canberra house.

 

 

Friday, 14 September 2018 07:00

My new friend Mary

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If you desire to grow closer to Mary, then this is the blog for you. What does it mean to have her in our lives?

 

 

 

Friday, 07 September 2018 07:00

Year of Youth Update #5

YOY 5 160 X 160Here is the latest news from our Year of Youth team. 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 07:00

Lessons from my four-year-old niece

mel and Beth 160Recently I spent a weekend with my sister and her family. My four-year-old niece was particularly anticipating my arrival. She had prepared my room and bed, complete with her favourite strawberry pillow, and when I arrived at the station, she firmly took my hand and told me, ‘you are coming in my car and you are coming to my house’

 

 

 

Friday, 31 August 2018 13:08

Newsletter August 2018

FIONA AND NEWSLETTERAre you wanting to catch up on our latest news? Our August Newsletter is filled with stories of mission and ministry. We invite you to take and read!

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

500 Million Mintie Moments

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Attention lolly lovers..... ever wondered what the spiritual significance of minties is....have a read and find out.....

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Cauliflower is white..... right??

cauliflower 160x160 It is hard to beat good old white cauli, especially with some hot cheese sauce drizzled over the top but here is what I learned when I discovered that cauliflower comes in colours other than white....... 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 12 August 2018 00:00

Discernment According to Pope Francis #5

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Saturday, 11 August 2018 08:00

Say What? - With Rachel Fleurant

Say What 160x160We get asked many questions about our life as MGL Sisters - today, Rachel Fleurant tackles a few, and shares about her own experiences of discernment with us!

 

 

 

Friday, 10 August 2018 08:00

Discernment According to Pope Francis #4

Discernment according to 160x160 Pope Francis has so many encouraging things to say to us about discernment - today Judy shares with us her reflections on what Pope Francis has to  say!

 

 

 

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 08:00

Discernment According to Pope Francis #3

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 00:00

Say What? - With Ayanthi Perera

Say What 160x160Say What? is a new series for our blog - it features questions and answers about discernment and MGL life. The catch is that all the questions will start with the word WHAT.

This time, we catch up with Ayanthi Perera, who is in her fifth year with the sisters and currently lives in Melbourne.

 

 

Monday, 06 August 2018 08:00

Discernment According to Pope Francis #2

Discernment according to 160x160 Today, we continue with some more words of wisdom from Pope Francis in regards to discernment.

 

 

 

Sunday, 05 August 2018 08:00

Discernment According to Pope Francis #1

Discernment according to 160x160 Did you know that National Vocations Awareness Week begins today?

 For this reason, we have decided to post a blog every day this week!

 These blogs will feature discernment wisdom from Pope Francis found in his latest apostolic exhortation Gaudium Et Exsultate, together with reflections  from the sisters, as well as an exciting new series called 'Say What?' (but more about that later).

 

Friday, 03 August 2018 10:01

Year of Youth Team Update #4

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:00

Unwrapping the Gift of St Ignatius

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Today (July 31) is the feast of St Ignatius of Loyola. He is one of the ten saints that we as MGL Sisters take as our patrons. He has left some timeless gifts to the church, no doubt inspiring many people down through the ages to discover God in new and life-changing ways. Here are just four of them – note to reader - this blog is a little longer than usual, but St Ignatius has so much to offer us that I felt it necessary to share each one of these gifts with you…..

 

 

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I really love board games! My sisters could testify that when we were growing up, I would often ask them to play games with me, but the problem was that for them they were more like bored games.

 

 

 

Thursday, 19 July 2018 08:00

What's in a name?

Burnt 1 160What is in a name? Do you know what your name means? How does it link to what God is inviting you to do in your life?

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 17:22

Year of Youth Team Update #3

NT 160x160Our team of sisters travelling around our country for the Year of Youth, together with a team of young people are now in the Northern Territory. Here is a recap of their adventures so far in the Top End....

 

 

 

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One of my favourite things to eat is hot, fresh, crunchy, white bread with lashings of butter, even more so when it is dipped in some creamy pumpkin soup on a cold winters day. It has a way of warming my insides, and is for me, a simple experience of joy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 21:03

With Your One Wild And Precious Life

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On June 2-3, the Sydney Sisters held their Consecrated Life Weekend. Here, Rachel reflects on the weekend and her own call and testimony to the gift of consecration.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

Bucket List Writing

mEL AND BUCKET 160 X 160 Most people I know have a bucket list! What is on yours, and how might it be connected to God's plans and dreams for you? In this week's blog, Mel reflects on hers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Each year on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, we take the opportunity to privately renew our vows. For me, and I am sure for the other sisters, it is a beautiful opportunity to be renewed in consecration. It is a celebration of the life and love that living this way for Jesus brings. On this day, I recall the gift of the day of my Perpetual Vows. Here is the speech I made on the day; for me it is just as much true now as it was then.

 

 

 

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I am sure you have many memories associated with amazing views – waterfalls, mountains, lakes, sunrises, oceans, beaches, rainforests, valleys, rock formations, rolling hills, bushy paths, Adoration…. Wait, did you say Adoration?? (or write it at least)!

 

 

 

 

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pentecost 2 small As a charismatic group of sisters, Pentecost is a great celebration for us. It is a great reminder of the power of the Holy Spirit - but it is also ood to remember that we can call on the power of the Spirit every day!

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 20:32

Year of Youth Team Update #2

YOY blog 2 1 160x160 Many of you will have been keeping up with the news from our YOY team who are currently in Townsville. In case you missed out, or want to revisit their adventures, have a read of the latest blog.

 

 

 

 

pentecost 160 x 160Pentecost is getting close. It is a great time to think about your relationship with the Holy Spirit! This week's blog aims to inspire you to think about this in new ways. We also want to encourage you to join with us in praying a novena to the Holy Spirit, a long-standing tradition in the church, for after Jesus' Ascension, he commanded his disciples to gather together and pray for the coming of the Spirit.

 

 

 

 

Monday, 07 May 2018 00:00

MGL Sisters Newsletter - April 2018

FIONA AND NEWSLETTER 160X160Each year, we produce a newsletter three times. Our latest one takes up one of the primary themes of the Year of Youth. Read some great reflections from the sisters, and hear all the latest news from our team on the road as well as from our local houses.

Sunday, 29 April 2018 19:44

Dwelling in Joy

Dwelling In Joy blog 160x160On Saturday April 28, the Melbourne sisters held a retreat day for young women entitled Dwelling in Joy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:00

Beautiful things happen when you notice joy

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I thought it was a big call, even for a pope.

In the letter for the Year of Consecrated Life, Pope Francis is quoted as saying: "I want to say one word to you and this word is joy.  Wherever consecrated people are, there is always joy!"  One word to describe all the men and women throughout the world who have chosen to be set apart for God alone and he chooses joy?  Why not love, or faith, or hope or peace?

 

 

 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Nah!!!!!

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One of the ministries I am involved in as an MGL Sister is in the Youth Justice Centre in Melbourne. On one particular night, when we entered the unit for the youth group program, Tim (name changed) was with a group of other young men playing cards. We came and joined their group, and decided to play the ‘questions’ game at the same time as a way of encouraging interaction and conversation. This activity involves drawing a question from a box with wide and varied themes such as the three items you might take to a deserted island or which famous people you would invite to your dinner party.

 

 

 

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One of our favourite things to do is to share about the gift of consecrated life. One of the invitations in the Year of Youth is for young people to courageously face the big questions in life - like Where is God calling me?

We want to invite all young women to come along to one of our Consecrated Life Weekends, to be held in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne throughout the year. These weekends are an opportunity for some quality time with God, and to share in and hear about the gift of consecrated life and our life as MGL Sisters.

Click the link for further details.

 

Saturday, 07 April 2018 20:18

Year of Youth Team Update #1

YOY TEAM WITH BISHOP 160x160You most probably know that this year we have a team of sisters on the road for a year of mission for the Year of Youth. Together with a team of young people and two MGL brothers, they are currently based in Townsville diocese. Here they are pictured with Bishop Tim. Click the link to catch up on all their adventures.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 31 March 2018 23:00

Resurrection Snapshots

resurrection 160x160 Happy Easter! There are so many ways to reflect on the incredible gift of the Resurrection and what it means in our lives. Here are a few words of wisdom from quite a few of the sisters. We each chose a different statement to complete in 50 words or less. Perhaps these snapshots can encourage you and inspire you to ponder deeply the impact of the Resurrection in your own life.

 

 

 

 

HOLY WEEK FRONT IMAGE 160X160On Holy Saturday, we wait with Mary and others for dawn to come. Imagine sitting with her as she shares her experience of Good Friday - wondering what is to come.

 

 

 

 

Friday, 30 March 2018 01:00

John Speaks.... A witness to love

HOLY WEEK FRONT IMAGE 160X160On this most solemn of days, Good Friday, we stand with John at the foot of the Cross. He leads us to ponder the gift of love on offer for us.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:00

Peter speaks: The struggle to stay awake

HOLY WEEK FRONT IMAGE 160X160On Holy Thursday, we journey with Jesus from the Last Supper to Gethsemane. Today, we sit with Peter as he contemplates in his struggle to stay awake.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 01:00

Veronica Speaks: Seeing and Responding

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People often ask how they can enter into Holy Week with Jesus. Perhaps one way is to consider the story of the Passion from the position of some of the 'characters' who are familiar to us. On this Wednesday of Holy Week, we meet Veronica and witness her loving response to Jesus in his journey to Calvary. .

 

 

 

 

HOLY WEEK FRONT IMAGE 160X160People often ask how they can enter into Holy Week with Jesus. Perhaps one way is to consider the story of the Passion from the position of some of the 'characters' who are familiar to us. On this Tuesday of Holy Week, we meet a soldier and and join in his struggle to understand true strength in the face of trials.

 

 

 

 

 

HOLY WEEK FRONT IMAGE 160X160People often ask how they can enter into Holy Week with Jesus. Perhaps one way is to consider the story of the Passion from the position of some of the 'characters' who are familiar to us. On this first day of Holy Week, we meet Pilate and encounter his indecision as he condemns Jesus to death.

 

 

 

 

Monday, 19 March 2018 20:25

Graduation Time!

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On Friday March 16, Mel and Berna celebrated their graduations from the University of Divinity. Decked out in academic garb, Mel graduated from a Master of Theology (Coursework), and Berna from a Bachelor of Theology.

 

 

 

 

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The other year we had two very large vines growing in our garden, overtaking our empty flowerbeds. It made me think about the Scripture "I am the vine, you are the branches… you will bear much fruit if you remain in my love" (Jn 15:5). I am no horticulturalist, but I suspect that the vines spread out so far because they try to make the greatest surface area to absorb the greatest amount of the sun’s rays... so they can bear the greatest amount of pumpkin!

 

 

 

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:03

Kathryn Kingsley's vocation story

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Recently, one of our sisters Kathryn Kingsley wrote her vocation story for the Melbourne Catholic magazine. It is a great read! Click here to be inspired 

(You will understand the picture of the boots once you start reading!!!)

 

 

03. Singing with all my heart

Have you ever found yourself singing along to a song in the company of another, only to find them looking at you rather strangely and trying to suppress their laughter? Some might experience this if they have a not so in-tune singing voice, but here I am thinking about those times when we catch someone singing along to a song with the words all wrong. Often these words we are singing may make little sense, but we are so used to singing them and are so sure they are the actual words that we continue to belt them out at the top of our lungs.

 

 

 

dmercy1In this 'Year of Mercy' we invite you to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet with us.

Click here to chant the Chaplet with us.

Sunday, 06 December 2015 12:37

APSE Missions getting ready for 2016

APSE 150The APSE School commissioned 65 young people to go out and share the good news in February 2015! Throughout the year small mission teams went to Manilla, India, uganda and Bali. The rest of the young people went back into their schools equipped for the work of evangelisation and youth ministry. Do you want to join the adventure and go on mission on 2016? Check out the APSE here and fill out your rego form - Go on just do it!!!!

Click here for the 2015 report 

Sunday, 06 December 2015 12:19

MGL at ACYF

Sisters at ACYFWe have just been to the ACYF in Adelaide, it was an awesome time had by all. Click here to check out our Facebook posts and pictures. 

PS You can keep up to date with all the MGL happenings via our facebook page as well! 

Sunday, 06 December 2015 11:52

Recent Newsletter - catch all the MGL news!

JudyThe December Sisters Newsletter is out - Click here to check out all the news of the Sisterhood.

 

KK StClares 160It's very rare to find a class of 20 highschool girls asking their teacher to take them on an excursion to check out where and how the MGL Sisters live!  

When we recently visited a year 9 class, the students asked if we live a normal life in a normal house. We commented by suggesting that they get a group of friends together and come over for a meal to see that our life is very normal. The teacher remarked with what we thought was a throw away comment saying, "maybe we can go to the sisters house for an excursion". 

With animated and excited faces and chatter, the students asked their teacher if this excursion could happen next week! And................................ it happened!

 Twenty year 9 students filed into our house with many questions. After question time, the students had a house tour, followed by lunch (pizza) and a competition in 'designing your own cupcakes'. We then invited the girls to chant morning prayer with us and surprisingly enough they seemed to enjoy it and kept a prayerful atmosphere. We then farwelled the girls with what they called 'the MGL sisters starter pack' consisting of rosary beads, mgl prayer card and how to say the rosary. 

It was an awesome experience and not only did the students enjoy it, but the MGL Sisters loved it and loved having them visit!

Click below on 'read more' to see some photos!

Newsletter for news picDo you want the latest news, events, articles from the MGL Sisters? Click here to get a copy! 

bikeTherese, Julie and Judy spent some time in the Philippines visiting Julie's family and absolutely loved it! We also spent some time doing various outreaches with our Brothers for vocations promotion. The highlight (other than visiting Julie's family) was having the opportunity to stay with families in the slums surrounding the dump site in Manila!

The sisters will visit Sri Lanka in September.

Click here to see some photos from Manila 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 22:17

BlogSpot - My new friend Mary

mary-blog-1Check out our latest blog - My new friend Mary 

Have you ever had the experience of meeting an amazing new person that you just want to tell everyone about? Click here to find the answer! 

Friday, 20 February 2015 19:18

Melanie makes her Perpetual Vows

IMG 90265Melanie Edwards recently made her perpetual vows and what a wonderful celebration it was! Many people came from Melbourne, Wollongong, Sydney and other places near and far.

Mel expressed that her day of vows was like her wedding day. She told the congregation that her groom Jesus is just in love with them as He is with her. She also said that her groom Jesus is just as interseted in them as He is in her.

Mel also shared a story about her 5 year old neice telling her own mother that she couldn't wait to Aunty Mel's 'special day' coz she wanted to see what Jesus looked like. Mel encouraged us all that we too need to become like a little child and ask Jesus to reveal Himself to us.

Click below on 'read more' to see photos of this exciting day!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 01:16

MGL Sisters XT3 Podcast on the "O Antiphons"

Xt3 logoOn December 17th we enter into the final stretch of our Advent preparation. In the 'Prayer of the Church' (Divine Office), at Evening Prayer, before the 'Magnificat', the great "O Antiphons" are sung.

Some people also add these Antiphons/prayers to their Rosary, or recite them before or after Mass or simply use them in their daily prayer in the lead up to Christmas day.

We invite you to use these "O Antiphons" in your prayer and in your preparation.

The MGL Sisters will guide you in a chant, reflection and short hymn everyday till the 23rd, enjoy and please share with your friends.

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