Being a member of Sodality is not just a series of activities, but a Way of Life. It is not just a club one joins, but a life one leads. It is not a hobby for your spare time, but a vocation, which should affect your whole day. In fact, it should affect your whole life. To live this life, we must have a model - Let us truly say that Mary, the Mother of God, is our model.
Love of God and Personal Holiness
When we pray and open up communication with God, we bbegin to know Him. As we know Him, we love Him because we understand his Mercy and His Goodness. We begin to really understand our Purpose in life, and that is to get to Heaven, our true home. And, we realize that we are truly children of God, that we are lights from Him. Mary, the Women clothed in the Sun was truly a bright shining light because she lived in God’s Will and allowed Him to work through her. That is what He wants from each one of us.
Love of Neighbor and Social Justice
When we begin to love God, we become more like Him, because we understand that in our love for Him, we understand the Love for our neighbor and social justice which is demanded from each one of us. That was the big commandment from Heaven. Love God with your whole heart, mind and soul; love your neighbor as yourself.
Deep Devotion to Mary
The shortcut to loving God and doing His Will, is to foster a deep devotion to Mary. Mary is truly our advocate with Jesus, and when we nurture our relationship with Mary, she teaches us and leads us to Jesus. The Motto of Sodality has always been, “To Jesus Through Mary.”
When we understand that God wants all of His children to turn to Him, we can’t help but evangelize by our example. Sometimes, we have conversations with other people about God. We are evangelizing, especially when we extol His Mercy - His greatest attribute.