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Fraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Biographical Information

Founder: Father Theodossios Mary of the Cross

Foundation: 1952

Ecclesial Recognition: Recognized as a Fraternity of Pious Union by the Archdiocese of Genoa in 1968

Membership: Italy, France, Scandinavia and Greece

Membership:
- religious/lay
- male/female

Organization

Lay/Religious: both

Individual/Community: Community

Commitment/Vows:

Purpose and Activities

Overall Purpose: Unity with Christ. A ministry which is aimed to convey above all a spiritual formation and ready to be modeled according to needs, always in harmony with the teaching of the Holy Father and the demands of the Pastors of the Church.

Apostolic commitments: Spiritual retreats, preaching, catechesis, publications, teaching in seminaries, university ministry, parish ministry, pastoral care in hospitals. In addition to Gregorian Chant and Sacred Music, the Society also cultivates painting and iconography.

Marian Characteristics

Major Inspirations: The Blessed Virgin Mary leads us to God

General Marian Characteristics: The great secret of those who have experienced Christ is the willingness to remain stable. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the only human shelter which guarantees that stability .

Spiritual\Devotional Exercises: Consecration to the Blessed Virgin; special place is held by the Rosary

Pastoral/Apostolic Endeavors:


Sources

http://www.viasacra.net/welcome.html

CONTACT

International Marian Research Institute


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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1390
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