Sunday, September 16, 2012
Our Lady of Sorrows
In the words of Blessed Cardinal Newman, our Lady “was a martyr”. In what way was she a martyr? Newman explains thus:
She was a martyr; not in the body, but in the soul, she suffered. True, in His Agony she was agonized; in His Passion she suffered a fellow-passion; she was crucified with Him; the spear that pierced His breast pierced through her spirit. Yet there were no visible signs of this intimate martyrdom; she stood up, still, collected, motionless, solitary, under the Cross of her Son.