Sodality Union Archdiocese of Washington

M                                  Mary, Mother of Mercy, lead us with grateful hearts to serve your Son, Jesus.




100 Years in Love and Devotion to Our Blessed Mother

As we prepare to celebrate SODALITY UNION'S 100th Anniversary ...
we place all our trust in God as pray for Sodality Union's NEXT 100 YEARS!

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We invite all Sodalists to pray daily the Sodality Prayer for the future membership of Sodalities.

“To Jesus through Mary.”
O Mother Mary, may you continue to bless our lives as we journey in faith, hope, and love. 

Be our model and guide as we live in the grace won by your Son Jesus, in His suffering and resurrection.  May your motherly intercession for us bring healing, strength and renewal.    

O Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners.  Help us to bring all people to your Son, especially those in most need of His mercy.  May our Sodality help us grow in your image as disciples

of Jesus.  We pray this in His name.  Amen.

Join us in Prayer as we continue to plan for the 100th Anniversary!

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The 100th Anniversary Committee invites you to wish

Sodality Union best wishes in its Commemorative booklet. 

Please see form below for details.

We thank all who supported us with the Prayer Book Tote Bag event.

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What does it mean to me to be a Sodalist?
What do I hope that my family, my friends, my parish family see in me as a Sodalist?

"Sodality has made me want to be a better person and to keep Mary at the front of my mind as she is going to be my way to heaven because God know what a sinner I am.  The friendships that develop in Sodality are for a life time ... to Jesus through Mary."  Robin Pilkerton, Sodality Union Recording Secretary (2014-2017)

Share your special words with your Sodality family!  See form below about ideas to share about What it Means to be a Sodalist and more.

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Since it is from the Most Blessed Virgin, Mother of God, principal patroness of Sodality, we are to expect patronage and protection--as she is Mother of Mercy, loving those who love her, guardian and protectress of those who piously and religiously seek her aid--it is of the highest importance that the members of the Sodality should not only greatly venerate and in a very special manner honor her, but also seek, by the blameless conduct of their lives, to imitate the example of her wonderful virtues, and to excite each other to love her(From Rules and Constitution of the Sodalities of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1952)

Executive Council and his Eminence Cardinal Wuerl  (March 2017)

Left to right:  Marie Brown (Past President), Donald Cardinal Wuerl,
Shelia Parker (Sodality Union President) and Fr. Pawel Sass (Sodality Union Moderator)

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Prayer from Pope Francis for the Synod of Bishops  for Families (2015)

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, . . . make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer. 

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Spiritual Life Mission

The Spiritual Life of Sodality is to live the Way of Life which recognizes the presence of Christ in the sodalist's everyday life.  ... This Way of Life builds Faith which makes all things possible, and Hope which gives courage.  These two virtues, in turn, lead to Charity which reflects the love of God and mankind.  These Theological Virtues exemplify the life of Mary, Our Holy Mother, whom sodalists venerate and seek to emulate.  The spiritual life of sodalists is the primary function of Sodality.  It is the driving force of God's gifts which lead sodalist to goodness and social action.

(Committees:  Spiritual Life, Special Services, Hospitality, Program Director)

Apostolic Life Mission

The Apostolic Life Mission of the Sodality reflects spirituality in the Way of Life of a sodalist.  The mission channels spirituality to service in the family, in the Church, and in the community.  Sodalists respond to the roles of religious life as a spouse, parent, careerist to papal encyclicals which call for social action through service in areas that challenge and demand their involvement as Christians.

(Committees:  Apostolic Life, Ways & Means, Membership, Public Relations)

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