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News and Blog

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.

 

 

 

Saturday, 17 February 2018 15:27

Amy makes her Initial Vows

AMY 3 for blogThe MGL Sisters were delighted to join with Amy McCabe as she made her Initial Vows on February 11 at St Benedict's in Narrabundah. It was a day filled with joy as Amy responded to the call and invitation of the Lord.

 

 

  

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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