April 7, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
Today we spend in silence and prayer, meditating on the Crucifixion of our Savior. We can only gaze upon Him in wonder and confusion. He loves us so much. He loves us so much…
Our Lady alone among us, comprehends the full depth of His love. Let’s stay very close to her today. She will help us to pray…
September 25, 2007
Also today I call all of you
for your hearts to blaze
with more ardent love
for the Crucified,
and do not forget that,
out of love for you,
He gave His life
so that you may be saved.
meditate and pray
that your heart may be open
to God’s love.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
We can pray this prayer again today to prepare for Good Friday.
At The Cross Her Station Keeping
At the cross her station keeping,
Stood the mournful Mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last.
Through her heart, his sorrow sharing,
All his bitter anguish bearing,
Now at length the sword has passed.
Oh, how sad and sore distressed
Was that Mother highly blest
Of the sole begotten One!
Christ above in torment hangs;
She beneath beholds the pangs
Of her dying, glorious Son.
Is there one who would not weep,
‘Whelmed in miseries so deep,
Christ’s dear Mother to behold?
Can the human heart refrain
From partaking in her pain,
In that Mother’s pain untold?
Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled,
She beheld her tender Child,
All with bloody scourges rent.
For the sins of his own nation,
Saw him hang in desolation
Till his spirit forth he sent.
O sweet Mother! fount of love,
Touch my spirit from above,
Make my heart with yours accord.
Make me feel as you have felt;
Make my soul to glow and melt
With the love of Christ, my Lord.
Holy Mother, pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Savior crucified.
Let me share with you his pain,
Who for all our sins was slain,
Who for me in torments died.
Let me mingle tears with thee,
Mourning him who mourned for me,
All the days that I may live:
By the cross with you to stay,
There with you to weep and pray,
This I ask of you to give.
Virgin of all Virgins best!
Listen to my fond request:
Let me share thy grief divine.
Mother may we pray with you all week long!
God bless you and keep you!!