Archive for September 15th, 2016

September 15 – Our Lady of Sorrows

15 September, 2016

ols“The painful pieces of Mary’s life help us to get through our own rough-edged moments. We see how she too questioned what was confusing and unclear, how she needed others to be with her in her pain, how she reflected on her experiences in order to find meaning. We also see how her faith sustained her, and how her son gave her the strength to endure. We discover that we are not alone in what is most difficult for us.”

Your Sorrow is My Sorrow, Hope and Strength in Times of Suffering | Joyce Rupp

COLLECT

O God, who willed that when You Son was lifted high on the Cross, his Mother should stand close by and share his suffering, grant that your Church, participating with the Virgin Mary in the Passion of Christ, may merit a share of his Resurrection.

Our Lady of Sorrows

15 September, 2016

From the life of Blessed Paul of the Cross by Fr. Vincent Strambi, C.P.

“As he (St. Paul of the Cross) knew what a treasure true devotion to our Blessed Lady is, he ardently desired that his children should enjoy the abundance of it. He inculcated, and with great fervour recommended, that they should be devout to our dear Lady. “Let them take,” he says in the rules, “for their chief protectress, that ever Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and bear towards her a due devotion; let them often call to mind the most bitter sorrows endured by her during the Passion and death of her dear Son, and let them, by voice and example, promote in others devotion towards this great Lady.”

Strambi, Volume 2, page 215

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