Devotion for the Dying--not only the name of a book published by TAN, and the guidebook for these religious, but also
the purpose of Mary's Little Company of Prayer for the Dying. These cloistered contemplatives will offer themselves
for the sake of the dying, and in the spirit of Mother Mary Potter, will pray constantly to Our Mother of Sorrows for
the dying. Devotion to the Sacred Passion will be included, also.
***Please note: We are not associated with the Little Company of Mary, which was founded by Mother Mary Potter, nor the
Pius Union of St. Joseph for the Suffering and Dying.***
The Rule of St. Augustine will be followed, in addition to the Constitutions drawn up for the community.
These nuns will also be devoted to St. Joseph, Patron of a Happy Death; and St. Joseph of Aramathea, who buried Jesus.
Mary's Little Company of Prayer for the Dying will be Ecclesia Dei Traditionalist, using the 1962 Missal.
All prayers will be in Latin, to include the Latin Salve Procession after Compline.
The habit will be blue, with black scapular, and light blue veil.
Stages of formation and their habits will be:
Nova--three months--white blouse, skirt, hose, shoes, and light veil.
Postulant--nine months--black blouse, skirt, capelet, hose, shoes, and veil.
Novice--two years--receives the blue habit with black scapular, and white veil.
Junior professed--five years--receives the light blue veil.
Perpetual profession--receives a ring worn on the left ring finger.