Quote/s of the Day – 15 September – The Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
“While other martyrs suffered by sacrificing their own lives,
the Blessed Virgin suffered by sacrificing her Son’s life,
a Life that she loved far more than her own;
so that she not only suffered in her soul
all that her Son endured in His Body but moreover,
the sight of her Son’s torments,
brought more grief to her heart,
than if she had endured them all in her own person”.
St Anselm (1033-1109) Doctor of the Church
“Truly, O Blessed Mother, a sword has pierced your heart….
He died in body through a love greater than anyone had known.
She died in spirit through a love unlike any other since His.”
“The Martyrdom of Mary,
was not caused by the executioner’s sword
but proceeded from bitter sorrow of heart.”
St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) Doctor of the Church
During the entire course of her life,
the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
never deviated in the slightest
from the precepts and examples of her Divine Son.
This was true both in the most sweet joys Mary experienced
and in the cruel sufferings she underwent,
which made the the Queen of Martyr.
Venerable Pope Pius XII (1876-1958)
“If you want to assist at Mass,
with devotion and with fruit,
think of the sorrowful Mother
at the feet of Calvary.”