Saturday, September 15, 2012

Comfort through sorrow...


Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, reign over the afflicted;
become their consolation through this consecrated Bread, the gift of the Queen of Sorrows.”

Fr. Mateo Crawley-Boevey 

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
September 15
Our Lady of the Seven SorrowsAdriaen Isenbrant ~ 1518-35 (O.L. Vrouwekerk, Bruges)
The Seven Sorrows of Mary:
* at the prophecy of Simeon;
* at the flight into Egypt;
* having lost the Holy Child at Jerusalem;
* meeting Jesus on His way to Calvary;
* standing at the foot of the Cross;
* Jesus being taken from the Cross;
* at the burial of Christ.


"At the cross her station keeping,
Stood the mournful mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last.
Through her heart, His sorrow sharing,
All His bitter anguish bearing,
Now at length the sword has passed."
(Stabat Mater)

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