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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.

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