Friends of Mary Ward Gallery
Reaching out to others
  • Event Date: 22-Nov-2018
  • Updated On: 22-Nov-2018
  • Total Photo(s): 11
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Description: Believing firmly in the belief that Mary Ward struggled to manifest in her own life i.e. to labour for the glory of God in everything, we the friends of Mary Ward in Loreto Shimla promise to work sincerely and zealously with the pure intention of serving God.
Just as Mary Ward’s response to her mission in life was an unconditional availability of faith and hope, a total surrender of her person to the will of god, we too are willingly ready to be rooted in God and seek him in all things whether it is humble prayer or personal effort.
From the first day of its exception this group reached out to touch the lives of students and staff both teaching and support. A few of us visited the house of a student who lost not only her mother but also her grandmother and her younger brother in a fire recently. Constantly support and guidance is provided to her.
Lately a parent struggling with cancer was visited and assured not only of help but also prayers. A support staff member who fears a cyst in her breast could be cancerous also has been counseled. A part from this a few of us have taken the onus of getting dates from doctors and getting tests done for her personally.
The spouse of a staff member fell down from almost 36 feet and needed to undergo a surgery. The circle of the friends of Mary Ward not only visited them in the hospital but also prayed over him and assured the couple of support and prayers.
The mother of a student of class 7 had been hospitalized for almost a month due to leakage in one of the cardiac values. The friend of Mary Ward met up with her and prayed for her speedy recovery.
Sr.Novelle (General of Loreto), her consulters Sr.Judy and Sr.Igora visited Loreto Shimla on 23rd October, 2018. They had a special interactive session with the friends of Mary Ward sharing with them what pushes them torwards selfless service and how to reach out to the others.
Sr. Macareens and Sr.Brenda also consulters in Rome visited the school on 21st of November, 2018. The interaction with the friends of Mary Ward was an enlightening experience. Both of them shared how they had been motivated and how their journey had been. The expressed their satisfaction with the kind of work being done in Loreto convent Tara Hall, Shimla.
Prayer
Proverb 3:5-6-
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me
God’s night to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me
God’s shield to protect me.
Let the will of God be done through me.
Amen.