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Marian Movement

On 8 May 1972 Fr Stefano Gobbi was taking part in a pilgrimage to Fatima.  In the Chapel of Apparitions an interior force drove him to have confidence in the love of Mary.  He was asked to gather together all those priests who would accept the invitation to consecrate themselves to her Immaculate Heart.  Thus was formed the Marian Movement of Priests (MMP).

The Marian Movement is made up of all religious who are not priests and of the faithful who commit themselves to a life of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in communion with their priests and bishops.  They are not united by any judicial bond and can freely work in the Church as they are called.  As members they commit themselves to an experience of life totally entrusted to Our Lady.  Three commitments characterise the Marian Movement:

o      Consecration to the Immaculate   Heart of Mary
o      Unity with the Pope and the Church united with him
o      Commitment to Conversion

Members meet in Cenacles asked for by Our Lady.  Cenacles may be in a church or home or any place suitable for praying with Mary.  A cenacle is composed of the following:

o      Invocation of the Holy Spirit
o      Prayers for the Pope
o      Recitation of the Rosary
o      Reading and meditation on a message given in the book ‘To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons’
o      Fraternity
o      Act of Consecration

Family cenacles and cenacles with young people/children are particularly encouraged.

Cenacles in this parish

Holy Hour in All Saints’ Church on first Sunday of each month at 5pm
Each Friday evening in All Saints’ Church immediately following 7 30pm Mass

Each Tuesday evening – contact Rosemary 2564 3241

Each Wednesday morning – contact Clare 2564 6888

For copies of the book contact Rosemary or Clare as above.  Copies of the book are also available at the Holy Hour.  There is no charge but a donation towards printing costs would be appreciated.

Everyone is most welcome to spend time in prayer with Our Lady

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