Monday, June 22, 2015

Marianist Monday

The prayer of Marianist communities flows from an understanding of being formed by Mary to be Christ. 

Marianist prayer attempts to make God’s word the energy and conviction that guides our feelings and choices. We ponder the mysteries of Jesus’ life as presented in the Scriptures; we are moved by an insight or feeling; we express that insight or feeling in a personal prayer of gratitude, conviction, or petition; we examine in our conversation with God how our day-to-day behavior reflects (or does not reflect) the attitude of Jesus about which we are praying. And finally, we offer thanks to God for this treasured time of prayer and commend our lives to God and Mary. Sounds simple, but it takes a lifetime!