Friday, September 14, 2007

Reflections on the Seven Dolours of Mary - preparation for the Feast of Seven Sorrows of Our Lady

"On the Sixth Dolour - of the piercing of the Side of Jesus, and His Descent from the Cross"

"O all ye that pass by the way, attend, and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow"
(Lam 1:12
). It is enough to tell a mother that her son is dead, to excite all her love towards her lost child. Some persons, that they may lessen a mother's grief, remind her of the displeasure at one time caused by her departed child. But I my queen, did I thus wish to lighten your grief for the death of Jesus, for what displeasure did he ever cause thee could I remind thee? No, indeed. He always loved thee, He always obeyed thee, and always respected
thee. Now you have lost him who can ever tell your grief. Do thou explain it, you who have experienced it?