Thursday, January 22, 2009

Meditation on Our Lady's Sorrows - Day Seven & Final

FRIEDRICH OVERBECK (1789-1869)WATER-COLOUR ON BOARD - Vatican Museum


The burial of Jesus
"Now there was in the place where He was crucified, a garden; and in the garden a new sepulcher, wherein no man yet had been laid. There, therefore, because of the parasceve of the Jews, they laid Jesus, because the sepulcher was nigh at hand." John XIX, 41-42.
Meditation: Consider the sighs which burst from Mary's sad heart when she saw her beloved Jesus laid within the tomb. What grief was hers when she saw the stone lifted to cover that sacred tomb! She gazed a last time on the lifeless body of her Son, and could scarce detach her eyes from those gaping wounds. And when the great stone was rolled to the door of the sepulcher, oh, then indeed her heart seemed torn from her body!

Say one Ave Maria [Hail Mary
Today offer to place your heart beside Mary's forever in the tomb of her Son. Amen+

1 comment:

Micki said...

This series of Our Lady's Sorrows was just wonderful. We often fail to remember how much she suffered and how grateful we should be that she was there in our absence. Thank you Mary.