Yesterday, 29 November, was the start of our novena to the Immaculate Conception. The Virgin Mary is for us, every Daughter of Divine Zeal, the model of obedience to the divine command of the Rogate. Even the name of Mary placed before our proper name obliges us
…to be worthy to carry it, honouring it with the perfect imitation of the virtues of the Most Holy Mother — St Annibale Maria di Francia
The rich Marian heritage of our religious family finds further emphasis in the teachings of the Church:
…the presence of Mary has a fundamental importance both for the spiritual life of each consecrate person and for the consistency, unity and progress of the whole community. (Vita Consecrata, 28)
On her Feast day we do the renewal of the election, Appointment, Proclamation of the Most Holy Virgin as the Owner, Mother, Teacher and absolute, real and immediate Superior of the least Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Zeal of the Heart of Jesus that happened on December 8, 1904, 50th anniversary of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary ever virgin. (United in Prayer Book)
We ask you to accompany us in spirit as we do this meaningful spiritual journey of nine days in prayer, in preparation for the Birth of Jesus.