Tags: Our Lady
Our mother is a model of correspondence to grace. If we contemplate her life, our Lord will give us the light we need to divinize our everyday existence. Throughout the year when we celebrate feasts dedicated to Mary and frequently on other days, we [...]
Tags: Joy, Naturalness, Our Lady
At a gathering in Barcelona on November 26 1972 St Josemaria talks of his short but intense visits to the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.
The last time St Josemaría went to Lourdes was October 1972. At that time the shrine was surrounded with the [...]
Tags: Sickness, Get-together, Our Lady
After this Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and took away his body. Nicodemus also, who [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Death, Our Lady
And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Jesus Christ, Death, Our Lady
Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalen. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Faithfulness, Fortitude, Our Lady
So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull.
No sooner has Jesus risen from his first fall than he meets his Blessed Mother, standing by the wayside where He is passing.
With immense [...]
Tags: Cross, Suffering, Jesus Christ, Our Lady
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His [...]
Tags: Suffering, Our Lady
Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the [...]
Tags: Suffering, Jesus Christ, Our Lady
The First Sorrow: Simeon’s Prophecy
And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the [...]
Tags: Suffering, Following Christ, Our Lady