After a year and a half of lockdown, we celebrated Mater’s feast with a Mass in the boarding school of St. Theresa Girls Hostel, where Sr. Rita Pinto RSCJ sang the hymn, "You have many portraits, Mother”.
To celebrate this year's Feast of Mater Admirabilis, JPIC shares with you this prayer guide, which invites us to contemplate Mary's life in our hearts.
At the Colegio del Sagrado Corazón in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, they have been celebrating Mater for 75 years by singing "Mañanitas" to her.
We want to join the Society in celebrating Mater. In our community we have a very beautiful statue and the sisters of the Casa de Mayores, in Guadalajara, prepared for her feast by sharing an invocation to the Blessed Mother who is so dear to religious, lay collaborators and all the alumnae and students of our schools.
The boys and girls in first grade at the Sacred Heart School of Almagro, Argentina have drawn Mater and written what they imagine she might be thinking in that image.
This year’s feast was a chance for our pupils to show what Mater Admirabilis means to them.
Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo (1923-2000) was a Mexican artist and painter, furniture designer and blacksmith. His mother, Concepción Hidalgo de Rangel, was very devoted to Mater Admirabilis and her son gave her this painting.
May Mater Admirabilis intercede for the RSCJ and all those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity.
The province of Malta shares a hymn dedicated to Mater Admirabilis. The hymn expresses her emptying of self and her openness to God’s Word, and invites us to follow her example.
“Every year we remember her story and every year we learn something new, because for us, the students, she was painted by Pauline Perdreau. But who was Pauline Perdreau?"
(Introduction of the play La Historia de Mater of the Rosales school)