Our Lady’s Blessing


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“Our Lady of Tenderness” Icon, written by my own mother, Cecilia Tan, 2012.

For Mother’s Day today, we pause to remember the maternity of Marie Madeleine, but also of the many sisters who followed in maternal likeness. We continue to pray for the Society, and for the FCJ Sisters; that each may continue to strive toward and serve in the likeness of maternal selflessness, warmth and compassion. We remember our own mothers and mother-figures too.

We ask the intercession of Our Lady, the model exemplar of motherhood to inspire and encourage us in our mission as companions of Christ. We do so, in the recitation of the FCJ Society prayer,

Our Lady’s Blessing

Holy Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Queen, Superior General of our Society, our Mother, Mother of the Novices, Postulants, and Companions in Mission, and Mother of all those to whom we are sent, pray for us.

My good Mother, beg of your divine Son to give us his blessing, and please give us yours also: in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

3 thoughts on “Our Lady’s Blessing

  1. What a beautiful icon – and your words too are equally lovely. Thank you Geralyn. Wishing you and all mothers and all those who love like mothers a happy Mother’s Day.

  2. The icon, the commentary, and the prayer, are all of a piece. Thank you, Geralyn!

  3. Thank you, Geralyn. The very beautiful icon attracted me first,then your words. I hope you have had a very happy Mothers’Day. Blessings on you all.
    Maryrose fcJ

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