Members can enrich and develop their God-given talents through prayerful Christian meditation, gardening, contemplation and nature, living in a community where everything is directed toward the spiritual growth of its members.
In today’s world many of our youth are faced with difficult decisions, be it their role in life, to be married or single, choice of vocation or religious life or in their choice of study or work. Sometimes young people can lack confidence in themselves. The pressure to be successful, to be as good as their peers, to live up to their parent’s expectations, can result in nervousness, stress, anxiety or depression. In the search to find acceptance, friendship, encouragement and love in their lives some make immoral choices. Some of these being promiscuity, alcohol, drugs, new age religions, the occult and many more that lead to severe disappointment. Sadly as a result of these, there are too many unforeseen incidents arising, resulting in unhappiness, loneliness, despair, and sometimes even suicide.
It is our aim to provide accommodation, a family atmosphere, love and support to those who want to be part of our community, to enrich and improve their quality of life, to avoid isolation and to provide assistance, support and guidance to all who are involved with us. We do this by providing an experience of Christian Community, offering those who participate a solid foundation and a new basis for life, thus reducing many of the stresses that may have previously occurred. There is an opportunity for discussion with others who have similar interests or the opportunity to speak in confidence to someone on any issue of concern. The community is open to English speaking people, both male and female from the age of 18 to the mid-30s.
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Our prayer programme explores the richness of the Catholic tradition. We are convinced that in order to find true happiness, we must be in contact with the One who created us. We are also convinced that the God who created us is the Father of Jesus Christ and that He has revealed everything to us in Him. It follows that the high point of our prayer is the celebration of Holy Mass.
As our name clearly shows we are a Marian Community. This, too, comes from the Irish tradition of seeing Mary as the one who leads us to her son and who in every age has shown her concern for us, her children.
Each day we pray the Rosary. Holy Mass is celebrated on Thursday evenings when a priest is available. We spend time in Adoration. As a Community, we pray mornings and evenings with opportunities for private prayer and Adoration throughout the day.
We always prepare for the celebration of Holy Mass by praying one part of the Rosary.
After each Holy Mass, we kneel and pray the Creed and the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be to the Father, seven times.
We do this because we see the need to prepare ourselves by having a time of quiet reflective prayer before Holy Mass begins, and the need to spend time in thanksgiving after Holy Mass ends.
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