Society of the Atonement
Our Lady of the Atonement
(Domina Nostra Adunationis)

Patroness of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters
of the Atonement

Feast day:
July 9th (devotion approved by the Holy See in 1946 with special Mass texts and Office for the feast). Feast first observed at Graymoor in July 1901.
Painting (at the left) done in 1935 by Mother Nealis of the Religious of the Sacred Heart.
Icon (see opening page) representing Our Lady of the Atonement and Graymoor's two Founders, Fr. Paul and Mother Lurana, was written in 1998 by the Orthodox Monastery of New Skete (USA) and presented to His Holiness Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the centennial of the foundation of the Society of the Atonement 1898-1998
    Mary, who stood beneath the cross of Jesus (Jn 19:25ff), wears a crimson mantle for the Atoning Blood of her Son, whom she holds in her arms. The Christ Child holds a cross in his hand, a prefiguration of the Atonement he will accomplish on the cross for all of humanity. Surrounding Mary and Child are four angles holding the instruments of the passion: the scourging at the pillar, the crown of thorns, the nails and the inscription placed over Christ's head on the cross.