you show your children the way to interior progress, as we look at
you, fill us with a sacred desire: to enter into that world of love
and grace where you live.
else, can show us that interior life? Who else can open us up to
Jesus’s life and form in us his divine features?
us look at you:
help us to live that silence which enables us to receive and
maintain the presence of God, amid the noise and tumult of everyday
life. Reinforce in us, Mother, a silent serenity and guide us to
preserve our heart, every minute, as the home of Jesus.
teach us in this world of pride that humility which excludes all
pretension, wants to be docile, serve and disappear. Your humility
ascended to God and conquered his Heart, let ours incline his heart
always responded to every desire of God without the slightest
hesitation between the call of Grace and your response. Help us to
imitate you, in the readiness of love and enthusiasm full of faith
in order to do his will. That difficulties may never stop us, and
with God’s gift of joy we may respond to any of his requests with
your own answer: "I am the servant of the Lord".
pray for us in this banishment on earth and show us to Jesus,
blessed fruit of your womb! Amen.
Mother, pray for us.
Mother, lily of the valley, flower of the fields.
Mother, you spread perfume of innocence around you.
Mother, you make everything easy for us.
Mother, whose look on us elevates us and transports us beyond the
things of the world.
Mother, you make us love Jesus.
Mother, you break the chains of hardened sinners.
Mother, you inspire us with the scorn of pleasures and mundane
Mother, reveal to your friends the secrets of the most Holy
Mother, purer than the lily which is confused by your candor.
Mother, remedy of all wounds.
Mother, treasure of peace and serenity.
Mother, example of true greatness.
Mother, next to whom we all want to be.
Mother, to whom nobody prays without becoming better.
Mother, who best comfort us.
Mother, humble, solitary and hidden violet.
Mother, flood our hearts with sweet happiness.
Mother, a foretaste of Heaven.
Mother, give us the strength to make the biggest sacrifices.
Mother, delight of Heaven and earth.
Mother, whose memory gives rest to the heart.
Mother, you have for everyone a word of life.
Mother, transport us to a better world by just looking at us.
Mother, open to your friends the way to interior growth.
Mother, you lift up the depressed spirit.
Mother, as much modest as great.
Mother, whose name calls us to fulfill our duty.
Mother, make us see how much you like this name.
Mother, whose name is never invoked in vain.
OF THE SACRED IMAGE OUR MOST ADMIRABLE MOTHER
sacred image was a fresco painted in 1844 by Pauline Perdreau,
a nun of the Sacred Heart, in her convent of Trinità dei Monti,
Rome; she wanted "to make the Virgin be present" in the
place of the sisters’ meeting, on one of the walls of the cloister.
IX, visiting the monastery on October 20, 1846, stopped with
admiration in front of the image and he exclaimed: "Here is
truly our Most Admirable Mother". This is the reason for its
name. The anniversaries of that papal visit are celebrated as
commemoration of this invocation.
picture represents Mary as an adolescent, when, by means of prayers,
study, work and purity, she is prepared in the temple of Jerusalem
for her sublime mission. Prayer is symbolized by the Virgin’s low
and meditative eyes and the landscape of prairies and sky that opens
up in the background; study, by the open book that lies on her
sewing basket; work, by the spindle she holds in her hand; purity,
by the lily that stands to her side.
Admirable Mother is the patron saint of anyone who wants to grow in
faith and interior life; of young students; of parents that look for
help for the education of their children; of teachers.
painting that is in the entrance of our Church is a reproduction of
the oil painting, made by a nun of "Hermanas Franciscanas
Misioneras de María". It war sent to Buenos Aires in 1921, at
the request of Mrs. Concepción Unzué de Casares, former pupil of
the Sacred Hearts. It was to be considered the Patron Saint of the
school and chapel that Mrs. Casares had founded and whose
administration was put in charge of the nuns.
painting was almost destroyed in the explosion of 1992; it was
restored patiently and generously by Mrs. Mercedes de las Carreras,
and was again blessed by H. E. Mons. Guillermo Leaden, on the 23rd
October 1995, solemnity of the Dedication of our Church.
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