14th Sunday after Pentecost 2013
The time between the Assumption and the feast of the Seven Sorrows is considered Our Lady’s thirty days. The Mass texts of these feasts and that of the Immaculate Heart show her quality as Co-Redemptrix. This adds fervor to the devotion we already have to our heavenly Queen and Mother. The depictions of her most pure Heart, as in the Miraculous Medal, show her dependence on the Redemptive Incarnation even more than ours. We are given confidence to draw close to her as our essential intercessor with her Divine Son. Theologically we are speaking of her as the secondary instrumental cause of our salvation. From here we are moved to join her in her sorrows and we practice mortification in union with Our Lord’s sacrifice on the cross.