Mother of God, Mary Thrice Admirable, and my Mother! I devote myself completely to you. I offer you today my eyesight, my hearing, my lips, my heart, all of myself without any reservations. And if I belong to you, good mother, then please keep me as your property. Amen.
Notes: “Mother Thrice Admirable” is the title given to the Blessed Mother in her Schoenstatt Shrines. We see Our Lady as Mother of God, Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the redeemed. Fr. James Rem, Jesuit, (1546-1618) saw in the advocation “Mater admirabilis” in the Litany of Loreto something like a summary of all of Mary’s privileges and of her whole being. He reached this conviction during a mystical experience while the students of the Colloquium Marianum (Marian congregation) were singing the Litanies of Loreto. He had them repeat the advocation “Mater admirabilis” three times in the form of a “trisagion” (each time with greater emphasis). A custom developed, and the image of mother and child in the school chapel was named “thrice blessed or wonderful” (ter admirabilis). This title was adopted in 1915 by future members of the Schoenstatt Movement and serves as name and customary advocation of the Schoenstatt Madonna.