While there are plenty of people without this patronage that live lives of great sorrow, there are certainly also people under this patronage [Our Lady of Sorrows] who have lived sad lives. My great-grandmother, Mary Dolores (whose name means “bitterness and sorrow” and is a common way to honor Mary under her title of Our … Continue reading Sorrowful Name, Sorrowful Child?
Triptych of the Seven Dolors– Seven Dolors Parish, Yukon, PA That was the day I began to understand Mary a little bit more She sorrows to bring us together in heaven, to unite us with her holy Son Who is the means of salvation. She sorrows when we struggle and fail and hurt. She sorrows … Continue reading Monday with Mary, Mater Dolorosa
I'm starting to forget what her voice sounds like. I can remember her laugh, though. I'm starting to forget what she looked like just any old day. I have pictures, of course, to remind me and even have some home videos to remind me of her voice. But they're not the same. I don't remember … Continue reading The Hope of Sorrow