Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows: Patroness of the Congregation of Holy Cross

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Our Lady of Sorrows, Painting by Ronald Raab, CSC

This image of Our Lady of Sorrows was published in AIM Magazine by World Library, Autumn 2018.

Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows is the Patroness of the Congregation of Holy. She stands next to all the suffering of the world. This painting is intense and bold since she carries all of our suffering. She stands by our children who were abused, those who fought in wars but still carry the wounds and those who live with intense pain and bodily wounds. Mary, no matter our suffering, stands next to our incompleteness and our longing for mercy. She leads us to Jesus, the healer and redeemer, the one who is our only hope.

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Gospel Jn 19:25-27

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother
and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas,
and Mary Magdalene.
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved
he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.”
Then he said to the disciple,
“Behold, your mother.”
And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

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