Our Lady of Sorrows

This Saintly Saturday is for the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

“After your Jesus – who belongs to everyone, but is especially yours – gave up his life, the cruel spear, which was not withheld from his lifeless body, tore open his side. Clearly it did not touch his soul and could not harm him, but it did pierce your heart. For surely his soul was no longer there, but yours could not be torn away. Thus the violence of sorrow has cut through your heart, and we rightly call you more than martyr, since the effect of compassion in you has gone beyond the endurance of physical suffering.” -St Bernard of Clairvaux

Photo: Our Lady of Sorrows statue in Golgotha, Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem by Creisor

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