Tuesday 18 December 2007

The Sodality of our Lady: new commentary

I have been asked to let readers know about a new publication and do so now.

It is called "True Source of the Sodality Spirit", by Fr. Hugo Rahner, S.J. (the Catholic brother of the heterodox Fr Karl Rahner SJ).

It is available at:


First, it is a commentary upon - and contains as an appendix - the "lost" Apostolic Constitution of Pius XII, Bis Saeculari Die, issued in 1948.

Second, it is a commentary upon the Ignatian Exercises, giving a precis for the laity of how to follow an Ignatian form of spirituality.

Third, it is an insight into a most traditional devout Catholic Association, the Sodality of Our Lady, which numbers among its members 70 Saints, 4 Doctors of the Church (St. Peter Canisius, St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Alphonsus de Ligouri, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux), as well as nearly two dozen Popes (most recently Blessed Pius IX, Leo XIII, Benedict XV, Pius XI, Pius XII, Blessed John XXIII, Paul VI, and John Paul II).

The Emperors Ferdinand III and Leopold I were both Sodalists.

Visit the website at:


I may add that it was a devotion long associated with the Jesuits and was a great devotion among real Catholics in Ireland!


St Ignatius de Loyola, founder of the Company of Jesus (later Society of Jesus)

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