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The Marian Movement of Priests

“Through this Movement, I am calling all my children to consecrate themselves to my Heart, and to spread everywhere cenacles of prayer.” (473 i: May 13, 1992)

Welcome to the official website of the Marian Movement of Priests (MMP) in Oceania

The Annual MMP Retreat for Oceania at Kensington in 2017

Priests at Annual MMP Retreat for Oceania, Kensington 2018

Priests at the Annual MMP Retreat for Oceania at Kensington in 2018

Mass at the MMP Retreat for Oceania at Galong in 2019

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MMP Retreat for Oceania at Galong in 2019

Priests present at International MMP Retreat at Collevalenza Italy 2015

The International MMP Spiritual Exercises for Priests at Collevalenza in Italy in 2015

The International MMP Spiritual Exercises for priests in 2017 at Fatima, Portugal

UPCOMING EVENTS

ZOOM CENACLES

Due to the difficulties in holding face-to-face cenacles in many places due to COVID-19 restrictions, the MMP is conducting a range of internet Cenacles each week:

  • a zoom Cenacle with Fr Hugh Thomas each Tuesday from 3 May 2022 to 31 May 2022 (inclusive) at 7.00pm (Sydney time). It may extend beyond May but this will be confirmed later on. Fr Hugh is the priest responsible for the MMP in NSW.  To join-in, the link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6583562187?pwd=dnpMT2o1WTZCZitOdUR0bk51WHM3dz09 (or use Meeting ID: 658 356 2187 Passcode: MqK1Zq); and
  • a zoom Cenacle with Fr Andrew Grace on Wednesdays at 4.45pm (Sydney time). Fr Andrew is the priest responsible for the MMP in Australia. Participants are joining remotely into a cenacle being prayed by local members in the Sacred Heart Church in Griffith NSW). To join-in, the link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6583562187?pwd=dnpMT2o1WTZCZitOdUR0bk51WHM3dz09 (or use Meeting ID: 658 356 2187 Passcode: MqK1Zq). (N.B. – these Cenacles with Fr Andrew end for 2021 on 22 December 2021 and resume on 19 January 2022); and
  • a zoom Cenacle with the Victorian MMP on WEDNESDAYS at 8pm (Sydney time). To join-in, the link is: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73290782597?pwd=VHR0MWVBYnZDc0N3amdTMllDY0ZlUT09 (or use Meeting ID: 732 9078 2597 and Passcode: 1BEY7b).
  • a Cenacle with the WA MMP on THURSDAYS at 8pm (Perth time). This Cenacle is on an application called ‘Jit.se‘ (similar to zoom). To join in, you can either download the application or simply choose (when asked) to join through your internet browser (if you have difficulties joining-in, call Marina on 0419 227 733). The link is: http://meet.jit.si/MMPWestoz333.

NOTE that the zoom Cenacle with Fr Donal McIlraith on Saturdays has ended for now. It may resume later this year.

NOTE cenacles led by Fr Andrew Grace and Fr Hugh Thomas are recorded each week and uploaded to this website shortly afterwards. So if you are not able to participate ‘live’, you can join-in and pray the cenacles when it suits you. You can access these recordings on the ‘ZOOM CENACLES‘ page on this website (under ‘CENACLES‘), or by clicking HERE.

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS AT FLEMINGTON

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS at Flemington resumed on 6 November 2021. More details on the ‘EVENTS‘ page on this website.

ANNUAL RETREAT FOR THE MMP IN OCEANIA IN 2022

The MMP will hold its Annual Retreat for Oceania at the Redemptorist Retreat Centre at Galong from 22 August 2022 to 26th August 2022 (inclusive). The Retreat will be led by Fr Donal McIlraith, the Priest responsible for the MMP in Oceania. Additional information available on the ‘RETREAT 2022‘ page on this website, but REGISTER NOW so you don’t miss out!

KEY DATES TO REMEMBER

The 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MMP ON 8 MAY 2022

The 50th Anniversary of the first locution received by Fr Gobbi from Our Lady occurs on 8 May 2022. Celebrations of this anniversary were held at Flemington Parish along with its usual First Saturday Devotions on 7 May 2022. To view comments by Fr Luca Pescatori, the International Leader of the MMP, in relation to this anniversary, click HERE. An international MMP Cenacle in english and led by Fr Luca Pescatori was conducted on zoom on 10 May 2022 and streamed live around the world on a Spanish Youtube page. To experience this Cenacle through the Youtube link, click HERE.

INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL EXERCISES FOR MMP IN FATIMA 2022

The 2022 MMP International Spiritual Exercises for Priests and Laity are to be held in Fatima in Portugal in 2022. For further details, go to the ‘EVENTS‘ page on this website or click HERE.

OTHER NEWS

CONSECRATION OF RUSSIA AND UKRAINE TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY ON 25 MARCH 2022

Dear members of the Marian Movement of Priests, we received the following critically important message from Fr Luca Pescatori (the International Director-General of the MMP) yesterday. Please act on it and spread it to MMP Cenacles and Members URGENTLY.

The Holy Father, Pope Francis announced that on March 25 he will make a special consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and he will send one Cardinal to Fatima to represent him and make the consecration on his behalf, so that the journey of the Church and of humanity, with particular reference to those peoples, may be protected in Her Immaculate Heart at this very particular moment. 

Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, many throughout the Church and at all levels have wished with all their hearts for the Pope to make this gesture. Many of you have also expressed this desire and prayed for the Pope to make this gesture. On this occasion, we see more than ever how the Petrine ministry is the voice of the Church and acts in Her name. 

Certainly, this consecration does not replace but adds to those already carried out by the Popes in the past, especially that by St. John Paul II on March 25, 1984.  

Right on that day, Our Lady left us a beautiful message on the reality of the consecration to Her Immaculate Heart. Fr. Stefano Gobbi wanted to put in the Book of messages “To the Priests Our Lady’s beloved sons” the consecration prayer that Saint John Paul II used that day so that we could meditate on it and also use it for personal prayer. 

With this consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that will be made in Rome and Fatima, we cannot fail to see also how the Church, through the Pope, underlines the need to live the message that Our Lady left in Fatima for our time (which was completed it in Pontevedra and Tuy). This message was once again explained by Our Lady herself to Don Stefano Gobbi. We cannot do without it. 

I ask you that on March 25, the marvelous solemnity of the Annunciation and the Incarnation, we will gather in Cenacles – each in his parish or in their houses – in union with the Holy Father and with the act of consecration, to unite the Petrine work with the work of the MMP that Our Lady has entrusted to us and to our cenacles.  

I also suggest that you prepare the special consecration of March 25 at least with a Triduum of Cenacles, from March 22 to 24.  

May our Immaculate Mother welcome our cenacles and our personal consecration to Her Immaculate Heart, give us the grace to live it ever better and to be in the Church that presence of prayer, offering, reparation and fidelity that she desires. 

Fr. Luca Pescatori

MMP OCEANIA NEWSLETTER FOR 2022

The MMP OCEANIA NEWSLETTER FOR 2022 is now available. Newsletters from previous years are available on the ‘Newsletters‘ page on this website.

RE-LIVE THE MMP'S ANNUAL RETREATS FOR OCEANIA IN 2020 and 2021

All program events in the 2020 and 2021 Annual Retreats for the MMP in Oceania were recorded. You can easily catch-up on program events you may have missed, or re-watch each event whenever you like and as often as you like, by visiting the Retreat 2020 page or the Retreat 2021 page on this website.

REPORT ON THE MMP's INTERNATIONAL SPIRITUAL EXERCISES IN 2021

If you would like to read a report by Fr Michael Maher (the Priest responsible for the MMP in Ireland) on the MMP’s International Retreat from 27th June to 3rd July 2021, including excerpts from a talk by Fr Luca Pescatori (the International leader of the MMP), click HERE.

DOCUMENTARY ON THE MMP AND ITS LINKS TO FATIMA

A comprehensive DOCUMENTARY ON THE MMP and ITS LINKS TO FATIMA has been made by Fr Michael Maher, the Priest responsible for the MMP in Ireland. It is approximately 1.5 hours long and narrated by Fr Maher who has previously led MMP Retreats in Oceania.

The COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 Pandemic has had a pronounced effect on all of us. FR LUCA PESCATORI’S COMMENTARY ON THE PANEDMIC is available on this website. Fr Luca is the International Leader of the MMP. His comments were made on 2 April 2020.

TESTIMONY by FR ANDREW GRACE on his PATH TO THE PRIESTHOOD

Fr Andrew Grace’s testimony on his PATH TO THE PRIESTHOOD is available on the ‘Other Resources‘ page of this website. His testimony was given at a Medjugorje Conference at Concord West on 8 December 2008.

TALKS BY FR FRANCIS GEREMIA & FR MICHAEL GAUGHRAN

A number of excellent TALKS by FR FRANCIS GEREMIA and FR MICHAEL GAUGHRAN, both long-term leaders of the MMP internationally and both of whom have previously led MMP Oceania retreats, are being progressively added to the ‘Other Resources‘ page on this website.