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St. John of God Primary School, The Faythe, Wexford, Y35 YT38, Ireland. ~ 053-9123105. H.S.C.L. 087-9657964
Thursday, 6th August 2020

The Children of Mary Sodality...

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1954 was the Marian Year and it brought with it great celebrations in the Faythe School. The reason for this is bound up almost entirely with the Children of Mary Sodality and the people of The Faythe.


From the year 1886 the Children of Mary Sodality met on Sundays in the School. They were a group of women who dedicated their lives to Mary. They prayed together and tried to live good lives in honour of God's Mother. A girl could join after her Confirmation. Then she received a medal of the Holy Angels on a red ribbon.

The next year she received Sr. Joseph's medal on a green ribbon. Next she became an aspirant for two years and wore a medal of Our Lady with a narrow blue ribbon. Then if she attended regularly, a strict attendance record was kept, she could become a Child of Mary and receive her medal and a wide blue ribbon. The children of Mary walked in processions wearing blue cloaks and white veils over their faces.

In the nineteen-sixties the Sodality faded away, perhaps because mixed youth clubs which were coming into vogue held much more appeal for the teenage girls.

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