3rd April: Feast of Our Lady of Compassion for the Society

Source: District of Great Britain

Mater Dolorosa detail by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

New feast day for the Society

On 3rd April, by a decree of the Superior General, the Society of St. Pius X will have the joy of celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Compassion for the first time in all our houses as a special feast of the Society. This feast will be celebrated under special circumstances this year - for most, it will behind closed doors. It presents an ideal and providential opportunity to entrust the whole of the Society and our families to the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

The priests of the Society will ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to protect our entire spiritual family and to grant us the gift of prudence, by which we may navigated the stormy seas of our present time, and the gift of apostolic zeal for the sanctification of the souls in our care.

In each of our houses, all the Society members will gather before the Blessed Sacrament and recite together the act of Consecration of the Society to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

We encourage the faithful to also gather as a family and recite this consecration after the family Rosary on Friday. The act of consecration will also be live-streamed Please click on the links below to obtain a PDF copies of the act of consecration as well as information about the devotion containing the propers of the Mass for the feast.