The Mariana Community is a group of lay women who have recognised and responded to Christâ€™s invitation to live a consecrated life in and for the world. Inspired by Mary, St Vincent Pallotti and others, we live with a firm committment to act with love, guided by the following Spirit Statement:
inspired by the discipleship
Pallotti and others,
live lives of love
in and for the world -
acting justly, loving tenderly,
and walking humbly
with our God,
as we respond to the call
to transform all of creation.
After a formation time we have a Consecration Ceremony at which we pledge to live loving God and others with the help of the promises of chastity, poverty and obedience according to the Mariana way of life. The individualsâ€™ giftedness influences the way each member takes responsibility for putting this commitment into practice.
Since our beginnings in 1957, we have been a small group of women who continue to develop an understanding of living as single consecrated women within the Church and in society. We support each other through our prayer life, our liturgical celebrations, our gatherings, ongoing formation and connectness - both formally and informally - within the everyday. The simple promises of chastity, poverty and obedience guide our living according to the Mariana way of life.
Individually, members are responsible for their own finances, employment, living arrangements, and retirement. Members follow a range of occupations but always endeavour to witness to the love of God in all spheres of their lives.
We currently have members in two states of Australia. Most of us however live in and around Melbourne. We are part of day to day Australian society, sharing with others in daily work and recreation. The Mariana Community is an autonomous member body of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottine Family), having worldwide links.
For further information please write to:
G.P.O. Box 1566
Melbourne Vic 3001
or phone Cheryl Sullivan on +61 3 9416 7138