A second meeting of this group was held in December. The group spent time in prayer and formation clarifying their purpose. Briefly summarised it is: United in our common baptismal consecration we, Marist Sisters and lay partners have committed ourselves to embrace fully Mary’s way of living the gospel. Such a relationship is an awareness of a new way of working together in mission. It requires conversion of heart and attitudes in the service of the one Marist mission.
Since the initiation of the project in July we have offered communities two reflections to share with their local people; co-resented a Liveable Spirit workshop, contacted all the primary schools in which Marist Sisters have ministered to offer assistance with the Marist dimension of their special character.
In 2011, sisters and their lay partners will continue to work together offering prayer reflections, support in education, with ex-students and parishioners. Lay partners will join the Marist Sisters retreat in October.