Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality
We, the women of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality of St. Polycarp Church, give praise and honor to our Mother Mary by promoting her devotions, praying the Rosary, providing children with Rosary Books, Rosaries, Miraculous Medals, and distributing Rosaries to Missions around the world. We encourage this most powerful form of prayer that leads us closer to Christ.
All ladies are invited to join us. Meetings are monthly, on the first Monday of the month, from September through June. Join us at 11:30 am in Church for the Rosary followed by a business meeting. For more information contact Barbara at email@example.com or call the Parish Office at 302-653-8279.
The Sodality is a religious body of women which aims at fostering in its members an ardent devotion, reverence, and filial love towards our Blessed Mother. Through this devotion, it seeks to gather its members together, under Her name, as good Catholics striving to sanctify themselves and their neighbors and to defend the Church of Christ.
The Sodality was founded in 1563 in the Roman College of the Society of Jesus. The Apostolic See confirmed and instituted canonically the work of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary on December 5, 1584. Practices of the Sodality include regular meetings, with the Prefect providing instruction or topics concerning the Blessed Virgin Mary. *
In true spirit of the Sodality, members should receive the Eucharist frequently (and at least once a month as a group), practice devotion to Mary daily through the rosary, novena, etc., and attend Mass and receive the Eucharist on feast days of the Blessed Virgin. It is recommended that they devote some day(s) every year to spiritual exercise of a Retreat or Day of Recollection.
*From article written by Sodality of St. Mary’s/Holy Savior Church Sodality