Beginning the novena of Our Lady of Sorrows today, ending on Clark’s 2nd birthday. Pray with me for healing and life in heaven for all!
“God must consider suffering to be a great good since He gave so much suffering to His Son, Whom He loved so much. And since, after His Son, God loved the Holy Virgin more than any other creature, He also wanted to give her suffering as the richest of all presents. In the solemnity of this feast, we principally remember Mary on Calvary where she suffered the supreme sorrow of all sorrows that filled her life… To understand the extent and suffering of Our Lady, one must know the extent of her love for Jesus. Her love as Mother of God only augmented her suffering. In fact, nature and grace came together to produce profound impressions on the heart of Mary. Nothing is stronger and more pressing than the love that nature gives a mother for her son or that grace gives for God. These considerations help us understand the role of suffering in our lives. We see we are not alone in our suffering.”
Loss, trials, silence and so many other sufferings prove normal in this vale of tears, perhaps even a communication of His love. Therefore we ask that the sufferings pass but when they persist, we must bless God and Our Lady, still – our constant companions.
Blessed & Sorrowful