Please keep in your prayers if you would, an emerging religious community in Australia, the Daughters of the Maternal Heart of Mary.
This is a new, semi-contemplative community based in Sydney, and living a life of prayer and work according to the spirit of St. Benedict, with Mass in the Extraordinary Form and the Monastic Office chanted in Latin. The charism of the group involves interceding for all Priests and praying daily for the Holy Father, bishops, priests and seminarians. They also assist priests in various works, including teaching catechism, visiting the sick and sewing liturgical attire.
A vocational discernment weekend for young women is being held on July 14 -16, and will:
- enable participants to explore the life and charism of the Daughters of the Maternal Heart of Mary;
- include conferences on the religious life, vocation discernment and the spirituality of the community; and
- provide opportunity for silent recollection, praying the Monastic Office and participating in some of the active apostolates of the community.