Mary Ward Week – January 23-30
From January 23 to 30, we joyfully observe Mary Ward Week, a special time when the global Mary Ward family comes together to honour our cherished foundress. The week begins on her birthday, January 23 (1585), and concludes on the anniversary of her death, January 30 (1645). Mary Ward’s life is a testament to unwavering faith, love, and empowerment. This annual week serves as a poignant celebration of her enduring legacy.
This year’s theme, “Who is Mary Ward for me, for us?” guides our reflections during this special week. The Mary Ward family worldwide, including Sisters of CJ and IBVM, has collaborated to create a thought-provoking booklet. Each day is filled with inspiration to deepen our understanding of Mary Ward’s profound impact. We invite you to join us in celebrating, contemplating, and participating in prayer throughout this meaningful week. This year, you are invited to share your reflections via a padlet. Click on this link where you can write and upload images and/or videos.
As we embark on this spiritual journey, let us open our hearts to the timeless teachings of Mary Ward, gaining insights that resonate with the contemporary needs of our world. Join us in this collective exploration and celebration, as we are led by the hand of our revered foundress towards a future blessed by God.
Venerable Mary Ward, pray for us and give us your spirit.
Find out more: https://www.loreto.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/MWW-Booklet-2024-EN-ONLINE-VERSION.pdf
Access the Padlet here: https://padlet.com/mcloughlinrachel/mww-prayer-2024-q7kotwveok6phqr8