World Day for Consecrated Life / Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

2 Feb 2020 Presentation of the Lord

2 Feb 2020 CMM Candle ritual  

"My eyes have seen your salvation" (Luke 2:30).  These are the words of Simeon, whom the Gospel presents as a simple man, "righteous and devout."  Pope Francis continues to say, "You too, dear consecrated brothers and sisters, you are simple men and women who caught sight of the treasure worth more than any worldly good.  And so you left behind precious things, such as possessions, such as making a family for yourselves.  Why did you do this? Because you fell in love with Jesus, you saw everything in him, and enraptured by his gaze, you left the rest behind.

Religious life is this vision.  It means seeing what really matters in life. It means welcoming the Lord’s gift with open arms, as Simeon did.  This is what the eyes of consecrated men and women behold: the grace of God poured into their hands. The consecrated person is one who every day looks at himself or herself and says: “Everything is gift, all is grace”.

Dear brothers and sisters, let us thank God for the gift of the consecrated life and ask of him a new way of looking, that knows how to see grace, how to look for one’s neighbour, how to hope.  Then our eyes too will see salvation.

pdfFull text of Pope Francis' Homily on the 24th World Day for Consecrated Life

pdfHomily of Fr. Thulani Mbuyisa, CMM - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord


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53rd World Day of Peace, 1 January 2020

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On 1 January 2020, the 53rd World Day of Peace, the Community of Sant'Egidio organized its annual March for Peace, supporting the message of Pope Francis: "Peace as a journey of hope: dialogue, reconciliation and ecological conversion.   "The world is our "common home" and we are all called to take care of it.  There are too many wars still going on and those who suffer most of all are the poor. They have the right to peace through dialogue and reconciliation.  We must also take care of all the lands wounded by the exploitation of nature that await an ecological conversion".  (Sant'Egidio



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Celebrating Abbot Francis Pfanner in Langen, Austria - October 2019

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The Extraordinary Missionary Month of October began in a truly extraordinary way with the opening and blessing of the Abt Pfanner Haus in Langen, Austria, the birthplace of our Father Founder.  On October 5-6, 2019, Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood (CPS) from Austria, Germany, the  Netherlands and Rome, the Missionaries of Mariannhill (CMM) and the people of Langen celebrated with joy and thanksgiving the life of Abbot Francis.  Rain did not dampen the festivities which included a special evening prayer on Saturday prepared by our Sisters from Austria and a festive Sunday mass at the parish to commemorate Father Founder's 110th Death Anniversary.

Click here for photos from Saturday, 5 October 2019    and   Sunday, 6 October 2019    (from the CMM German Province) 


5 October 2019  Evening Prayer

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 pdfIf no one goes, I go!   Evening Prayer Reflection

 pdfWenn keiner geht, gehe ich!   (original German text) 

 pdfRosary Reflection based on Abbot Francis' Life

 pdfRosenkranz mit Lebensgeheimnissen unseres Grunders   (original German text)


6 October 2019  Mass Commemorating the 110th Death Anniversary of Abbot Francis

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 pdfAbbot Francis, the Bridge Builder - Homily of Fr. Thulani Mbuyisa, CMM

        mp3 Audio - Homily of Fr. Thulani Mbuyisa, CMM        


Visit to the Family Home of Abbot Francis Pfanner

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September 1 - October 4, 2019 Season of Creation

The Season of Creation begins on September 1st, the World Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends on October 4th, the Feast Day of St. Francis. The theme for 2019 is “the web of life.”  Each species reveals the glory of the Creator.  We honor the Creator by loving creation and one other.

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We regard creation as a gift filled with God's spirit and created for God's praise.  We support a culture which respects life, preserves creation and uses the world's natural resources responsibly. (Const. 218)

 Laudato Si                          pdfA Great Act of Love         

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"As we begin the New Year, may we discover anew that faith demands worship. If we can fall on our knees before Jesus, we will overcome the temptation to set off on our own path.