The Society of Mary is one of several Catholic devotional societies within the Anglican tradition, honoring Her whom God has honored, the Virgin Mother of His incarnate Son, Jesus; thus bearing witness to His holy incarnation. This witness to and emphasis on the dogma of the Incarnation, is expressed in devotional and liturgical practices, designed to enrich and enhance the discipleship and spiritual lives of our members, and the worship and mission of the Church.
The place and role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Church, and the economy of salvation is demonstrated in the liturgy and liturgical arts of the Church, in chapels and shrines dedicated to Her, in stained glass and icons, in hymnody and church music.
Many members share the Rule of life and their devotion to our Lady, which then develop ways to promote Her honor, teach the faith, and celebrate Her glory. And with other devotional societies, we uphold and promote the fullness of Catholic Faith, Order, and Morals, hopefully with apostolic zeal and ecumenical witness.
Holy Rosary: Prayed Every Wednesday, 9:00am in the Lady Chapel.
Articles Written by the Rector for AVE Magazine
Annual Mass and Meeting of the Society of Mary
at St. Uriel's
ABOUT THE SOCIETY OF MARY
The Scriptures tell us that Mary is full of grace, and was chosen of God. "Be it unto me according to thy Word," was Mary's joyous response to God's plan of redemption. Her obedience initiated the process of our salvation. In her, "the Word became flesh." She has a unique and special relationship with Jesus, and was close to him during his ministry, and the first miracle was performed at her instigation. On the Cross, Jesus gave her to his disciple John, "behold, your mother," and thus to all mankind. And on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended upon her and the apostles. She is indeed "Mother of the Church." Her word to us is, "Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it!"
FEASTIVALS TO OUR L ADY
Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin
Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Immaculate Conception of
the Blessed Virgin Mary
OBJECTS AND RULES OF THE SOCIETY
To love and honor Mary
To spread devotion to her in reparation for past neglect and misunderstanding, and in the cause of Christian unity.
To take Mary as a model in purity, personal relationships and family life.
Members of the Society keep a simple Rule of Life, which involves:
The keeping of Catholic Precepts and use
of the Sacraments.
The regular use of some recommended prayers and devotions to Mary, and a commitment to service, where possible, in the name of the Society.