After a year and a half of lockdown, it was a joy to come out in the open and celebrate Mater’s feast with a Mass in the boarding school of St. Theresa Girls Hostel. The boarding school girls were informed of the tradition of offering the white lily to Mater, symbolizing keeping their life pure. The community and boarders gathered around the image and prayed. Sr. Rita Pinto RSCJ accompanied the video with her singing of the hymn, "You have many portraits, Mother”. Sr. Rita Pinto lives in the Malvan community, India.
Hymn to Mater Admirabilis
You have many portraits, Mother,
All of them are known to us
But we cherish you most dearly
In your youthful gentleness
And the name we love most dearly
And the name that never fails-
Mater Admirablis, Mater Admirabilis.
Near you blooms the spotless lily,
Radiant virgin, full of grace
And your sinless soul is shining
In your tender, peaceful face
Make us grow into your likeness
Make us follow in your way,
Mater Admirablilis, Mater Admirabilis