Seven Sorrows Of The Blessed Virgin Mary 2020
Our Lord addressed His Mother as “Woman” from the Cross as a title of reverence and honor but also a reminder of Eve, the first woman, who was mother of the living. Our Lady is Mother of all those alive with sanctifying grace. Today recalls her seven principal sorrows which earned for her the title of Co-Redemptirx and her place by our side while we struggle in the valley of tears. Her great privileges of the Immaculate Conception, Assumption and their source her Divine Maternity elevate her to the heights where she belongs but her sorrows join her to us, her poor suffering children. Her miraculous image, known as the Mother of Perpetual Help, shows her suffering at our indifference to her young Son fleeing from the angels who are showing Him the instruments of His Passion. The Blessed Mother looks at us to compassionate Him. We must learn to live as She did so we can rejoice with her in heaven one day.