The Mary Ward Association. An Association for Lay People.
- Would you like to know Mary Ward better?
- Would you like encouragement and inspiration for your life as a lay Christian?
- Would you like to deepen your prayer life?
- Would you like companionship on your faith journey?
To know more about the Mary Ward Association, contact:
Cecilia Bainton. Tel. 07760 456321 (London and the South)
or Pamela Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org (North)
Vision of the Mary Ward Association
To interpret the spirit of Mary Ward for lay people in response to their current needs and hopes.
To respond more fully to our Christian vocation, inspired by Mary Ward's vision for the apostolate for women today.
To make Mary Ward better known, believing in her significance for the world today.
To foster the vision of the Kingdom by supporting and deepening the spiritual life of the members, in particular through the spirituality of Mary Ward and St Ignatius.
To collaborate in work, prayer and friendship with the Congregation of Jesus (CJ) and the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto), and with other existing or emerging MW lay associations or
To act out of Mary Ward's conviction of the importance of education as a means of empowerment and growth.
For the Mary Ward Association Prayers see the next page.
Some Sayings of Mary Ward
God is rich enough for us all.
Freedom to refer all to God.
This is verity: to do what we have to do well. Many think that it is nothing to do ordinary things. But for us it is.
That we are such as we appear and appear such as we are.
Be merry and doubt not our dear Master.