God in His great goodness
through the prayers of Our Lady and St Joseph
has given Holland Farm in Stronsay
into our possession.
We give Him our humble thanks
that such a great gift should be added
to our monastery in Papa Stronsay.
We also offer our loving thanksgiving to Our Lady, Most Holy Mary,
who never ceases to watch over Her children's
spiritual and financial necessities.
Countless are the times that She has prayed for us
and we have experienced so many miracles
as a result of Her prayers.
If all men and women would accept Holy Mary as their Mother
how happy the world would be!
She is always looking out for us and Her prayers to God
in our behalf are always heard, even with miracles.
This is the reason that through the centuries Her countless children
have given Her so many loving titles such as:
Star of the Sea
Mother of Perpetual Succour
Flower of Carmel
Mother Most Loving
Refuge of Sinners
Mother of the Afflicted and so very many more.
Her titles are humble expressions of love from Her grateful children.
Today we too publicly offer our humble thanks to so loving a Mother.
To God alone be all Glory!
Our Thanksgiving is offered to Jesus through Mary.
Fr. Michael Mary, F.SS.R.
Holland Farm, Stronsay