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This is the fourth sword of sorrow which we have this day to consider. Aplhonsus, what a scene of sorrows then presented itself before her! The injury of that stroke was inflicted on Jesus, but Mary suffered its pain. Let us now consider the second sword of sorrow which wounded Mary, in the flight of her Infant Jesus into Egypt from the persecution of Herod.
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Mary did not at once perceive it, thinking He was in company with others. Hence, when the Canaanitish woman entreated our Saviour to deliver her daughter from the devil that tormented her, she asked Him rather to pity her, the mother, than her daughter: Leave sighs to me, and to so many sinners who love Him not, and who have lost Him by offending Him.
Prayer O my afflicted Mother! Ah, Mother of Mercy, I hope, first, through the death of my Redeemer, and then through thy sorrows, to obtain pardon and eternal salvation. Part I Chapter V Section 1. Reflections, Fifth Dolor of the Death of Jesus. Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Articles containing Latin-language text Commons category link is defined as the pagename All stub articles.
Bridget, that “she closed the eyes of her Son, when He was taken down from the cross, but she could not close His arms;” Jesus Christ giving us thereby to mry that He desired to remain with His arms extended to receive all penitent sinners who return to Him.
In creatures-perchance in mire. Ah, my most sweet Mother, obtain me tears to weep over such ingratitude. If you are not in the USA, please verify the copyright status of these works in your own country before downloading, otherwise you may be violating copyright laws. Saint Anselm believes that compassion for the Mother softened the heart of Pilate, and moved him to grant her the body of the Saviour.
But she complained to Saint Bridget that very few did so, and that the greater part of the world lived in forgetfulness of them: On The Second Dolour Of the Flight of Jesus to Egypt As the stag, wounded by an arrow, carries the pain with him wherever he goes, because he carries with him the arrow which has wounded him, so did the Divine Mother, after the sad prophecy of Saint Simeon, as we have already seen in the consideration of the first dolour, always carry her sorrow with her in the continual remembrance of the Passion of her Son.
Thy justice is now satisfied, Thy will is accomplished; behold, the great sacrifice to Thy eternal glory is consummated. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Prayer O Blessed Virgin, why dost thou afflict thyself, seeking for thy lost Son? Most authors agree that it was three hundred miles; so that it was a journey of upwards of thirty days. O, with how far greater tenderness must Mary, overcome by fatigue, and having not yet found her beloved Son, have repeated those words of Ruben, concerning his brother Joseph: Let us, then, pity her, and let us also accompany her Son and herself, by bearing with patience the cross which our Lord imposes on us.
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Example In the revelations of Saint Bridget we read that there was a rich man, as noble by birth as he was vile and sinful in his habits. At least, horror of witnessing such a crime as the crucifixion of a God by His own creatures, should have prevented thee from going there. Now, O Lady, we must close the sepulchre: Behold, the appointed day at length came, and Jesus, in tears, went to take leave of His Mother, before going to death.
Various Prayers to Mary.
Ann Boulais Book Coordinator: Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Glories of Mary. My daughter, pray for them, that they may be converted. Mary heard her Son exclaim, “I thirst,” but she could not even give Him a drop of water to refresh Him in that great thirst.
I say the most unjust Pilate; for, as Saint Leo remarks, This unjust judge condemned Him to death with the same lips with which he had declared Him innocent. Bonaventure, she blessed the sacred stone which closed it, saying, “O happy stone, that doth now enclose that sacred body, which for nine months was contained in my womb; I bless thee and envy thee; I leave thee the guardian of my Son, of that Son who is all my treasure and all my love.
O world, said Mary, how dost thou return Him to me? The most holy Virgin one day appeared to Blessed Collette, a Franciscan nun, and showed her the Infant Jesus in a basin, torn to pieces, and then said: Then one supported the upper part of the body of Jesus, and the other the lower, and thus descended it from the cross. Consider, then, what long and bitter sorrows I must have endured.
O most sacred Virgin, after thou hast given thy Son to the world, with so great love, for our salvation, behold the world now restores Him to thee; but, O God, in what state dost thou receive Him? So great a love on the part of Mary deserves our gratitude, and that gratitude should be shown by at least meditating upon and pitying her in her sorrow.
And thou, my soul, weepest not! They had no one to attend upon them.
Therefore, my daughter, though I am forgotten by many, at least do thou not forget me; consider my anguish, and imitate, as far as thou canst, my grief. If we can make no other return for so much love, at least let us give a few moments this day to consider the greatness of the sufferings by which Mary became the Queen of martyrs; for the sufferings of her great martyrdom exceeded those of all the martyrs; being, in the first place, the longest in point of duration; and, in the second place, the greatest in point of intensity.
But the whole of this flame of love was afterwards, at the time of the Passion, ranged into a sea of grief, when Saint A,phonsus declares, “that if all the sorrows of the world were united, they would not equal that of the glorious Virgin Mary.
These sorrows, I trust, will give me marry confidence and strength which I shall require at the hour of death, that I may not despair at the sight of the many sins by which I have offended my Lord. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. But how much greater would the misery of life be, did we also know the future evils which await us! If you wish to please me, this is what I ask of you; behold me, and see if there ever has been in the world a grief like mine, in seeing Him who was all my love torn from me with such cruelty.
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Is it that thou knowest not where He is? Who hath ever healed the too cruel wounds of thy heart alphonsuw shall heal thee,” since that very Son who could give thee consolation was, by His sufferings, the only cause of thine, and the love which thou didst bear Him was the whole ingredient of thy martyrdom.
Part II Discourse 3. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve!