Devotional Societies

In the Anglo-Catholic tradition, and at St. Michael’s, there are three major devotional societies to which the faithful can belong. Each of them is distinct in its focus and has a long history of service to the Anglican faith.

They are; The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, The Guild of All Souls, and the Society of Mary.

The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament is a confraternity of men and women praying and working for a greater devotion to Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.

The Guild of All Souls seeks to promote the Church’s teaching for the faithful departed through intercessory prayer for the Dying and for the repose of the souls of the Departed. It promotes the two great doctrines of the Christian Creed: the Communion of Saints and the Resurrection from the Dead.

The Society of Mary is the principal Anglican group that focuses on devotion to the Mother of God and service to the poor in her name. Its principal goals are; to love and honor Mary, to spread devotion to her in reparation for past neglect and misunderstanding and in the cause of Christian unity to take Mary as a model in purity, personal relationships and family life. Click here for more information of the Saint Michael’s chapter of the Society of Mary.