September 15 is the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.
May she who followed her Son to Calvary help us to follow him, carrying his cross with serenity and love, to reach the joy of Easter. May the Virgin of Sorrows especially comfort those who are facing the most difficult situations. (Pope Francis,
Mary, through her intercession, obtains for us many blessings in this life and the life to come, especially at the hour of death. Devotion to the sorrows of Mary helps us to get a glimpse of how much she suffered on our behalf – how she stood faithfully at the foot of the cross.
The Sorrows of Mary show us how in a life filled with suffering, there is also grace, and that a world overcome with challenges awaits our strength. Like Mary, we too can persevere and accept our struggles as paths to growing closer and understanding more deeply the power of her Son.
When we are despondent and feeling hopeless, Our Lady of Sorrows can be a wellspring of hope.
Who do you know that is struggling with great sorrow? Consider sharing a reflection on Our Lady of Sorrows with them.
Include a note that says:
"I know you've been heavyhearted and in pain recently. I just wanted to share this reflection with you to remind you that you're not alone. I'm praying for you in a special way today."
Some reflections to consider sharing...