Though not celebrated today because it is a Sunday, let us mark in some way the memory of Our Lady of Sorrows. This beautiful title of Our Lady has a wonderful theological dimension which is linked to the theology of Co-Redemption, and spiritually to her being a martyr without dying.
However, there is also another dimension in which we remember that our Holy Mother experienced deep suffering in her life and yet she stayed true to her Son, believing in her heart that the promises made by God would come true. The pierced Heart of Mary, our Mother, prophesied by Holy Simeon in the Temple, is a place of refuge for all who grieve, suffer and are in pain. Today let us remember all of those who suffer and are in pain, and commend them to the prayers, care and maternal embrace of Our Lady of Sorrows.