Mother Elisabetta was very devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary from her earliest years, she demonstrated it up to the final moments of her life when she would whisper, “O Vergine Maria, quanto bella sei! Quanto mi piace il verginal candore. Di che adorna risplendi agli occhi miei. Della terra e del ciel tu sei l’amore.” (Oh, Virgin Mary, how beautiful your are! How I love your virginal brightness; How splendid you are, shining before my eyes. You are the love of heaven and earth.)
Elisabetta had a particular devotion to the Sorrowful Heart of Mary, also promoting it in the devout practice of the “sanctified carnival.” She obtained permission from the Bishop of Rimini, of the Confraternity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be established at the Conservatory in Coriano, with a definitive rule approved by the same Bishop. The aim of the Confraternity was to offer to the Virgin all the good done every day, in order to unite it to the “stainless heart of Mary,” and with her to implore, from the Holy Trinity, mercy for sinners and their conversion. In addition, Elisabetta introduced the association of The Daughters of Mary, which was on expression of her deep feeling of love towards the Blessed Virgin.
Mother Elisabetta left us her daughters a love of the Blessed Virgin Mary who is the model of our life. By praying the rosary, we are drawn deeply into the mystery of Jesus Christ’s life through the eyes of the Mary. The rosary sustains us in our consecration as we strive to become more and more conformed to Christ in the company of Our Lady.
For this reason, the Constitutions of our Congregation says, “We honor Mary through our daily community recitation of the holy Rosary, and we make this tribute of filial love a part of our life by the imitation of her virtues, particularly those which she practiced at the foot of the cross. We make our own the concern of her heart to prevent offenses against God, and we spread her devotions wherever we are.”
We honor Mary through our daily community recitation of the holy Rosary, and we make this tribute of filial love a part ot our life by the imiation of her virtues, particulary those which she practiced at the foot of the cross. We make our own the concern of her heart to prevent offenses against God, and we spread her devotions wherever we are.
Constitutions of the Congregation