A prayer to Mater from Korea
The Sacred Heart Spiritual Tradition
Prayer to Mater from Japan
A prayer composed by the students and pastoral team of Unidad Educativa Santa Magdalena Sofía Barat
Three prayers from Brazil
Four prayers from Colombia
For the feast of Mater Admirabilis (20 October), we gathered some prayers from different parts of the Society.
On June 4, 1836, St. Madeleine Sophie moved into a new motherhouse in Paris and consecrated it to Our Lady of Sorrows. This is perhaps the first public indication of her deep devotion to Mary under this title. The devotion arose in the 17th century with the Servite Order, and commemorated the “seven sorrows” of Mary: the prophecy of Simeon, the flight into Egypt, the loss of Jesus in the Temple, her encounter with Jesus on the way to Calvary, the death of Jesus, Mary receiving his body from the cross, and the burial of Jesus.
The letter for the feast of the Sacred Heart this year includes a gift and a challenge as you receive the enclosed document, "Being Artisans of Hope in Our Blessed and Broken World."
Today we remember with prayer and gratitude the woman whose "yes" began our shared journey as RSCJ.