updated 20 January 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

 

 


 


 
 

ORDINARY TIME: Symbols in My Home
Advent has a wreath. Christmas has a tree. Lent has Ashes and palms. Easter has fire and water and lilies and signs of new life. Symbols are so important for us to allow religious meaning to enter into our lives. Through symbols we actually assign meaning to ordinary things. It is a very incarnate and sacramental thing to do. What symbols can we use during Ordinary Time? The liturgical color for Ordinary Time is green. Green is meant to symbolize hope ...to be continued

 

How Ordinary Time Readings Are Organized
Sr. Maria Anastasia di Gerusalemme, O.Carm
The official guide for how the readings work for Mass is contained in the introduction to the Lectionary - the book of the readings which we use at Mass. This introduction lays out the decisions which were made to arrange the readings for the Mass in such a way that we experience a great deal of the treasury of the scriptures over a three year Sunday cycle (Year A, B and C) and over a two year Weekday cycle (Year I and II). There is a special arrangement
...to be continued

 

ORDINARY TIME
Margaret Smith, the U.S. Benedictines and Jayne Ahearn
Ordinary Time occurs between Christmastide and Lent, and later in the year, links Pentecost and Advent. “Ordinary Time” is not simply “time in between” nor “ordinary “ in contrast to “extraordinary.” It has nothing to do with the quality or degree of festivity of the season. By comparison with excitement and interest in other feasts and seasons of the church year, “Ordinary Time” could sound dull, uninteresting and commonplace. Ordinary is the same
...to be continued

 

Ordinary time
Ron Rolheiser, omi
In a marvelous little book entitled, The Music of Silence, David Steindl-Rast highlights how each hour of the day has its own special light and its own particular mood and how we are more attentive to the present moment when we recognize and honor these "special angels" lurking inside each hour. He's right. Every hour of the day and every season of the year have something special to give us, but often times we cannot make ourselves present ...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.

Lectio Divina in the experience of Israel and of the Church - by Enzo Bianchi
Solitude - by Enzo Bianchi
Holiness and beauty - by Enzo Bianchi
Praying within history - by Enzo Bianchi

 
 



 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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.
 

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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