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Celebrating the Feast of Mater Admirabilis
Celebrating the Feast of Mater Admirabilis

On October 19, members of the Sacred Heart community joined together to celebrate the Feast of Mater Admirabilis, a longtime tradition observed by Network of Sacred Heart schools across the globe. "Mater Admirabilis," which translates to "Mother Most Admirable," is the title of a representation of Our Lady as a young girl wearing pink. Each year, the senior class selects a classmate who exhibits the qualities of Mater to portray her in a tableau during the traditional all-school liturgy. This year, the Class of 2019 chose Mary Nusloch for this honor. Following the liturgy, pink goûter was enjoyed by all.

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A Prayer for Mater's Feast

Mother most admirable,
Guardian of our interior life, 
we come to ask you to detach us, 
to loosen our grasp on visible things 
and lead us back to the Invisible which your eyes behold:

The invisible presence
The invisible life
The invisible action
The invisible love
All these realities of faith which are, for us, eternal values.

When we are preoccupied in the activity of the visible, 
keep us in the light of the unseen, 
and make us strong as though we beheld the invisible. 
Give us, we ask, a hunger and thirst for the essential: the will of God and the work of God's love to which we have been consecrated.
O Virgin of the Invisible and the Essential, to you we commit the interior life of the Society and our own union with the Heart of Jesus, your Divine Son.

(From the RSCJ Journal of Reflection, Vol. VIII, 1987 and adapted from a prayer of Marie-Therese de Lescure, RSCJ)