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Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15th

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Today we honour Mary, the woman, the mother, who knew pain in seeing her son suffer rejection, cruelty, ill-treatment and finally death.

In honouring Mary we think of the countless women, the innumerable women who know pain as they see their children suffer in similar ways.

In the Book of Lamentations there is a strong image “Cry aloud, daughter, to the Lord, let your tears flow like a torrent … cry out in the night-time, in the early hours of darkness, pour your heart out like water before the Lord. Stretch out your hands to him for the lives of your children.”

 

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