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Sample Letter to Inquirers

posted Mar 29, 2016, 9:02 AM by Sue Weigand   [ updated Apr 10, 2016, 2:27 PM by theresa orozco, ossm ]

The Secular Order of Servants of Mary (Servite Secular Order) is a Catholic organization of lay men and women living their Christian faith in the context of the world. Secular Servites seek to grow spiritually following the example of the Seven Holy Founders of the Order of Servants of Mary, who were known for their commitment to community, service and devotion to Mary. Secular Servites strive toward holiness according to the spirituality of the Servite Order, following the directives of their Rule of Life and committing themselves to bring to fulfillment the evangelical commandment to love. 
If you are interested in finding out more about this order, the (community name) OSSM Community meets on the (day) of each month at (time) at/in (location). All are welcome. For more information, please contact (name) at (XXX) XXX-XXXX, or email (email address) 
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Holy Year of Mercy

posted Jul 13, 2015, 7:58 PM by theresa orozco, ossm   [ updated Jul 13, 2015, 7:59 PM ]

The Holy Year will open on 8 December 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. This liturgical feast day recalls God’s action from the very beginning of the history of mankind. After the sin of Adam and Eve, God did not wish to leave humanity alone in the throes of evil. And so he turned his gaze to Mary, holy and immaculate in love (cf. Eph 1:4), choosing her to be the Mother of man’s Redeemer. When faced with the gravity of sin, God responds with the fullness of mercy. Mercy will always be greater than any sin, and no one can place limits on the love of God who is ever ready to forgive. I will have the joy of opening the Holy Door on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. On that day, the Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instils hope.

The Mary Page

posted Nov 22, 2013, 7:26 AM by Theresa Orozco   [ updated Nov 22, 2013, 7:31 AM ]

Founded in 1975 at the University of Dayton in affiliation with the Pontifical Theological Faculty Marianum in Rome, the academic program offers advanced pontifical degrees with specialization in Mariology: the doctorate in sacred theology (S.T.D.), the licentiate in sacred theology (S.T.L.), the master's degree in religious studies with a Marian concentration (in conjunction with the religious studies department at the University) a certificate in Marian-studies guided studies.  Here

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