"It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view," said Oscar Romero. "The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts; it is even beyond our vision." Drawing upon these words, Jim Vogt has crafted a social justice prayer service for communal gatherings.
Similar to the popular "Footprints" poem, a Marianist has written a version focused on Mary after her son's execution. "One day a woman sat in a lovely garden. She was alone. Two days ago she buried her son here."
A “preferential option for the poor” has become a current phrase in the Catholic vocabulary. But its reality is an integral part of the Christian tradition, beginning with the Lord Jesus. Father Joseph Stefanelli, SM, reminds us that this christ-like option has been an integral aspect of Marianist life since our very foundation.
Brother John M. Samaha, SM, reminds us that recalling special persons and events and continuing time-honored rituals with family and friends nourishes the human spirit. Thus it is with Jesus and his faithful followers.
Sébastien Abalodo, SM, has written a reflection on Mary's motherhood, based on the daily life of real people and the "apostolic" consequences of this motherhood, written from the geographical and cultural context of West Africa.