What is it about this depiction of Mary that captures our hearts?
An alum wrote to us asking for the words to the song How Fair Art Thou. We are happy to provide them in the pdf below.
I well remember the huge portrait of Mater Admirabilis hanging before us in the Academics' Study Hall at Grand Coteau. The Religious had wisely – and quite deliberately – provided their students with their own greatest model of work, silence, and concentration.
What would Mater, in her old age, want to say to us, her adult children, today?
Living in accordance to the Spirit was both Mary’s greatest desire and her greatest act.
One of the most interesting representations of Mater is entitled Mater in the House of St. John.
Mater encourages us to emulate the qualities of Mary our mother
That we may be worthy of the name “Children of the Sacred Heart.”
Finding Mater was like finding an old and dear friend
Under the pressure of over-activity which at times consumes us, disturbs us, or scatters our energies in doing what is visible and accidental, let us come to Mater.