updated 25 March 2017



  The Institute was founded at Lovere in 1832; since then it has spread to many parts of the world and, through its works of mercy, it meets all kinds of needs of men and women in the course of human history.
In the web-site you can trace the history of the Institute, the distinguishing features of its mission in the Church, types of activities carried out by its various communities, initiatives of pastoral care of the youth and of human solidarity, along with information about the context where it lives and works.

 

 

 

Himalayan Tragedy
Rattled, Unsettled
but Surviving

... CONTINUATION OF THE RICONSTRUCTION ...

 

I WAS IN PRISON AND YOU CAME TO SEE ME
Kharagpur - Calcutta

Ajoint effort to reach out through acts of corporal works of mercy under the

 

«A BOON FOR THE HUNGRY»
Ghaziabad - New Delhi

these words of Jesus came true in the lives of our students at the «Holy

 

DIAKONÌA.
Sellere - Italia

This year also, the itinerary of Diakonìa group gathered at «Cascina

 

AN UNEXPECTED EVENT
Mae Hong Son - Thailand

It was a long time since we desired to visit the Burmese people who, due

 

A HOLY DOOR ON THE BEACH
Bibione - Italia

«We look at the sky, the many stars, but when the morning sun comes, we

 

 


 


 
 

APRIL 2, 2017: FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT - LAETARE SUNDAY
Father Albert Lakra
Out of the depths I call to you O Lord: Lord hear my cry. Listen attentively to the sound of my pleading!’ (Ps 129:1-2) In this, the fifth Sunday of Lent, the Church invites us to turn our attention to the realities that are perhaps ...to be continued

 

APRIL 2, 2017: FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT - Cycle A
Our Gospel on this day, the fifth Sunday of Lent, is again taken from the Gospel according to John. The reading from John continues the break from Cycle A's focus on the Gospel of Matthew. Today's Gospel reading recounts ...to be continued

 

MARCH 26: FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT - LAETARE SUNDAY
Father Albert Lakra
There is a story told about a little boy at church with his mother ...to be continued

MARCH 26: FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
As we did last week, we are reading today from the Gospel of ...to be continued

 

MARCH 25: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Eileen Burke-Sullivan
I have always been struck by the simplicity of the Annunciation ...to be continued

MARCH 20: Solemnity of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Maureen McCann Waldron
Jesus had a radically different view of God, one that drew so ...to be continued

 

MARCH 19: THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
by Luis Rodriguez
For the second Sunday of Lent, we move from Jesus' retreat to ...to be continued

MARCH 19: THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
On this Sunday and the next two Sundays, we break from ...to be continued

 

MARCH 12: SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
by Joan Blandin Howard
Remember the first time riding a “two wheeler” without training ...to be continued

MARCH 12: SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
For the second Sunday of Lent, we move from Jesus' retreat to ...to be continued

 

MARCH 5: FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
by Larry Gillick, S.J.
In our First Reading for this liturgy, we hear of one garden, two ...to be continued

MARCH 5: FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
In each of the three Synoptic Gospels (Mark, Matthew, and Luke) ...to be continued

 

LENT SEASON:
On the Journey with Jesus, Our Compassionate Brother
Ralph McCloud
"When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very ...to be continued

Lent in the Catholic Church
Andres Ortiz
The season of Lent is a Catholic liturgical season consisting of ...to be continued

Living Lent daily
Advent has a wreath. Christmas has a tree. Lent has Ashes ...to be continued

A Lenten retreat
by Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J.
Lent, spring, and the Spiritual life have this in common ...to be continued

 

 

PROPOSALS FOR MEDITATION - We want to offer spiritual texts, which can be of help to nourish our faith and strengthen our life in Christ: they are an opportunity to compare our experience with that of Christian witnesses 'old' and contemporary.

We keep the coming feast of the Lord through deeds, not words - Saint Athanasius
Are we not all one another's brothers? - Theodore the Studite
Christ the high priest makes atonement for our sins - Origen
The mercy of God to the penitent - St. Maximus the Confessor
Hold fast to God, the one true good - Saint Ambrose
A Samaritan woman came to draw water - Saint Augustine
Friendship with God - William A. Barry, SJ
Christ and Moses - St. John Chrysostom
What should I give up for Lent? chocolate? ice cream? soda?
In Christ we suffered temptation, and in him we overcame ... - Saint Augustine
Biblical time: Chronos or Kairos? - Archbishop Christopher Prowse

 
 



 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The idea of providing a space for prayer, hints for reflection and brief meditations on the Word of God, is prompted by our desire to offer help to those who feel inspired to accept the invitation made by Jesus our Lord to enter their room and pray to God the Father 'in secrety' (intimacy) (see Mt 6:6) and to encourage them to cherish moments of silence and quiet recollection. Besides, we wish to offer useful material for community celebrations. We start with something very simple, but we intend to keep it up by following liturgical seasons and Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 

A LENTEN PRAYER:
Way of the Cross "the face of Christ, the face of man"

Msgr. Giancarlo Maria Bregantini

He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth. These things occurred ...to be continued

 

A LENTEN PRAYER:
Development of the Stations of the Cross

A prayer form that is most often associated with the season of Lent, the Way of the Cross (as it is formally called) is a prayer for all seasons. ...to be continued

 

A LENTEN PRAYER

Called the Passion ...to be continued
Unlock the Stations of the Cross, Examen-Style - by Gary Jansen ...to be continued

Prayer for the Fifth Week of Lent. ...to be continued
Station of the Cross ...to be continued

 

LIKE BARTOLOMEA I PRAY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE
The pupils of class 4

The pupils of class 4 of «istituto Margherita», after reflecting on the prayer of Bartolomea, wrote their own prayer: it is a breathe of freshness and spontaneity of their tiny-great heart. All of them deserve to be shared, however, we are just offering you a ‘relish’; nevertheless, it challenge ...to be continued

 

PRAYER: HOLY ROSARY
We ask Mary the gift of being WITNESSES OF MERCY

«We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy...», but «At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives.». We all have great need to rediscover this mystery. ...to be continued

 

HOLY ROSARY

As the Beatification of Pope Paul VI is getting near, let us ask him to accompany us with his words and exhortations, in order to revive our devotion to Mary, the Queen of Holy Rosary, and to intensify our prayer for the Church and for all mankind.

 

MARIALIS CULTUS, Apostolic Exhortation, February 2, 1974
CHRISTI MATRI; Encyclical on prayers during October, September 15, 1966 MENSE MAIO; Encyclical On PrayersDuring May, April 29, 1965

 

LITTLE HISTORY OF THE ROSARY

"All generations will call me blessed": "The Church's devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship."515 The Church rightly honors "the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times ...to be continued

 

LITTLE MEDITATION a unique school of prayer

Jhon Paul II

Kneeling here, before the grotto of Massabielle, I feel deeply that I have reached the goal of my pilgrimage. This cave, where Mary appeared, is the heart of Lourdes. It reminds us of the cave of Mount Horeb where Elijah ...to be continued

 

LITTLE MEDITAION Mary's steadfast faith throughout her life

John Paul II

The first beatitude cited in the Gospel is that of faith, and it refers to Mary: “Blessed is she who believed” (Lk 1:45). These words, spoken by Elizabeth, highlight the contrast between Zechariah’s ...to be continued

 

LITTLE HISTORY OF THE ROSARY Apostolic letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae

of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II
The Rosary of the Virgin Mary, which gradually took form in the second millennium under the guidance of the Spirit of God, is a prayer loved by countless Saints and encouraged by the Magisterium. Simple yet profound ...to be continued

 

 

 

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