Congregatio Jesu Zim

Mary Ward Associates

Who are Mary Ward Associates?

They are women and men, single and married, young and old, who want to share in the spirituality and mission of the Congregatio Jesu as their own life commitments permit. The associates have the opportunity to deepen their spirituality and to learn and live the charism of Mary Ward in the 21st century.

Mary Ward’s Sayings

“ I will give Him what I have and all I need I will find in Him.”

 "Divine love is like fire, which will not let itself be shut up, for it is impossible to love God and not to work to extend God’s honour."

 “Do good and do it well; that is apply yourself diligently to the work you have in hand, to perform it carefully and perfectly”

"Love and speak the truth at all times."

"Show yourself at all times glad and joyful, for God loves a cheerful giver."

"Cherish God’s vocation in you. Let it be constant, efficacious, and loving."

“Be seekers of truth and doers of justice.”

"Do not begin by violently attacking what is bad or amiss in anyone, but by showing the beauty and desirableness of the opposite virtue lead them to wish for it."

 "It is impossible to serve God and the world at the same time, for our dear Lord says: “He who is not with me is against me”

 “Show yourself as you are and be what you show yourself”