• Our Lady of Sorrows

    9 days ago - By Happy Catholic

    William-Adolphe Bouguereau , Pietà, 1876 Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many is Israel and for a sign that shall be contradicted. And your own soul a sword shall pierce, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
    Luke 2:34-35 Any mother suffers when their child suffers. It is like a sword piercing their heart. However, Mary was no ordinary mother and her son was no ordinary son. John Paul II, in his encyclical Redemptoris Mater, commented:
    Simeon's words seem like a "Second Annunciation" to Mary for they tell her of the historical circumstances in which the...
    Read more ...