Our Lady of Sorrows - Memorial

"Dearest virgin and Mother Mary, who could put your great sorrow into words?  Who could describe the tears you shed out of love?  Your dear Jesus has had his body nailed to the cross, and you, Mary, have had your spirit pierced by those same nails...Weep, then, my soul, as you look from the one to the other, from the Mother to the Son.  Take pity on the dear, gentle Lamb of God who has been subjected to such suffering in order to wash your filthy wounds.  And have compassion on his pure, immaculate Mother, who is afflicted and made bitter enough to die" (Father G. Savonarola, cited in Magnificat, 2011, p. 189).


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