Holy Mother of God, save us"--Byzantine prayer
Our monastery honors the Mother of God with profound reverence and filial affection. She, the Theotokos, mediates for us and leads us to her Son. The presence of the Mother of God in our lives is very real. She is our mother, our friend, our helper, our refuge in time of danger, and consolation in time of affliction. She is our luminous guide when we lie in darkness and in the midst of despair. On our journey toward God's kingdom, her warm presence dispels our sense of loneliness. She gives us the strength and courage needed for the journey. We walk, but never alone, for the Mother of God is always with us.
+ Memory Eternal
Sr. Mary Martin dePorres of Jesus, O.P.
July 22, 1918 - April 5, 2016
Foundress, Our Lady of Mt. Thabor, Ortonville, Michigan
We are deeply saddened to hear news of the passing of Sr. Mary Martin during the Paschal season. The communities of Our Lady of the Resurrection and Mt. Thabor were very close. They were founded around the same time and undertook a similar mission of renewal of monastic life. Sr. Mary Martin possessed the gifts of spiritual wisdom and true sanctity. We offer prayers for the eternal repose of her soul and ask our friends to do the same. May all the angels and our fathers and mothers among the saints welcome her with Christ in Paradise!