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Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

2022-09-24T05:01:32+08:00

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, priestReading 1 ECCL 3:1-11 There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every thing under the heavens. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to build. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them; a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces. A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to be silent, and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. What advantage has the worker from his toil? I have considered the task that God has appointed for the sons of men to be busied about. He has made everything appropriate to its time, and has put the timeless into their hearts, without man’s ever discovering, from beginning to end, the work which God has done. Responsorial Psalm PS 144:1B AND 2ABC, 3-4 R. (1) Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!Blessed be the LORD, my rock,my mercy and my fortress,my stronghold, my deliverer,My shield, in whom I trust.R. Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!LORD, what is man, that you notice him;the son of man, that you take thought of him?Man is like a breath;his days, like a passing shadow.R. Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!   Alleluia MK 10:45 R. Alleluia, alleluia.The Son of Man came to serveand to give his life as a ransom for many.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel LK 9:18-22 Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’” Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.” He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone. He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”   - - -Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest2022-09-24T05:01:32+08:00

Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

2022-09-23T05:01:13+08:00

Reading 1 ECCL 1:2-11 Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities!  All things are vanity! What profit has man from all the labor which he toils at under the sun? One generation passes and another comes, but the world forever stays. The sun rises and the sun goes down; then it presses on to the place where it rises. Blowing now toward the south, then toward the north, the wind turns again and again, resuming its rounds. All rivers go to the sea, yet never does the sea become full. To the place where they go, the rivers keep on going. All speech is labored; there is nothing one can say. The eye is not satisfied with seeing nor is the ear satisfied with hearing. What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun. Even the thing of which we say, “See, this is new!” has already existed in the ages that preceded us. There is no remembrance of the men of old; nor of those to come will there be any remembrance among those who come after them.   Responsorial Psalm PS 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 AND 17BC R. (1)  In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.You turn man back to dust,saying, “Return, O children of men.”For a thousand years in your sightare as yesterday, now that it is past,or as a watch of the night.R. In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.You make an end of them in their sleep;the next morning they are like the changing grass,Which at dawn springs up anew,but by evening wilts and fades.R. In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.Teach us to number our days aright,that we may gain wisdom of heart.Return, O LORD!  How long?Have pity on your servants!R. In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.Fill us at daybreak with your kindness,that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days.Prosper the work of our hands for us!Prosper the work of our hands!R. In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.   Alleluia JN 14:6 R. Alleluia, alleluia.I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord;no one comes to the Father except through me.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel LK 9:7-9 Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening,and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying,“John has been raised from the dead”;others were saying, “Elijah has appeared”;still others, “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.”But Herod said, “John I beheaded.Who then is this about whom I hear such things?”And he kept trying to see him. - - -Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed

Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time2022-09-23T05:01:13+08:00

Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist

2022-09-22T05:02:00+08:00

Reading I Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 Brothers and sisters: I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace: one Body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the Body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ.  Responsorial Psalm 19:2-3, 4-5 R.    (5)  Their message goes out through all the earth. The heavens declare the glory of God;     and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day pours out the word to day,     and night to night imparts knowledge. R.    Their message goes out through all the earth. Not a word nor a discourse     whose voice is not heard; Through all the earth their voice resounds,     and to the ends of the world, their message. R.    Their message goes out through all the earth. Alleluia See Te Deum R. Alleluia, alleluia. We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as Lord; the glorious company of Apostles praise you. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 9:9-13 As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words,     I desire mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”   - - -Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelist2022-09-22T05:02:00+08:00

Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs

2022-09-21T05:01:15+08:00

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Taegon, priest and martyr, and Saint Paul Chong Hasang, catechist and martyr, and their companions, martyrsReading 1 PRV 21:1-6, 10-13 Like a stream is the king’s heart in the hand of the LORD; wherever it pleases him, he directs it. All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes, but it is the LORD who proves hearts. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart– the tillage of the wicked is sin. The plans of the diligent are sure of profit, but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty. Whoever makes a fortune by a lying tongue is chasing a bubble over deadly snares. The soul of the wicked man desires evil; his neighbor finds no pity in his eyes. When the arrogant man is punished, the simple are the wiser; when the wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge. The just man appraises the house of the wicked: there is one who brings down the wicked to ruin. He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will himself also call and not be heard. Responsorial Psalm PS 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44 R. (35) Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.Blessed are they whose way is blameless,who walk in the law of the LORD.R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.Make me understand the way of your precepts,and I will meditate on your wondrous deeds.R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.The way of truth I have chosen;I have set your ordinances before me.R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.Give me discernment, that I may observe your lawand keep it with all my heart.R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.Lead me in the path of your commands,for in it I delight.R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.And I will keep your law continually,forever and ever.R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.   Alleluia LK 11:28 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Blessed are those who hear the word of Godand observe it.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel LK 8:19-21 The mother of Jesus and his brothers came to himbut were unable to join him because of the crowd.He was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outsideand they wish to see you.”He said to them in reply, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.” - - -Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs2022-09-21T05:01:15+08:00

Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

2022-09-20T05:01:08+08:00

Reading 1 Prv 3:27-34 Refuse no one the good on which he has a claimwhen it is in your power to do it for him.Say not to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,tomorrow I will give,” when you can give at once.Plot no evil against your neighbor,against one who lives at peace with you.Quarrel not with a man without cause,with one who has done you no harm.Envy not the lawless manand choose none of his ways:To the LORD the perverse one is an abomination,but with the upright is his friendship.The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked,but the dwelling of the just he blesses;When dealing with the arrogant, he is stern,but to the humble he shows kindness. Responsorial Psalm ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 R. (1) The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.He who walks blamelessly and does justice;who thinks the truth in his heartand slanders not with his tongue.R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.Who harms not his fellow man,nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;By whom the reprobate is despised,while he honors those who fear the LORD.R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord.Who lends not his money at usuryand accepts no bribe against the innocent.He who does these thingsshall never be disturbed.R. The just one shall live on your holy mountain, O Lord. Alleluia Mt 5:16 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Let your light shine before others,that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 8:16-18 Jesus said to the crowd:"No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vesselor sets it under a bed;rather, he places it on a lampstandso that those who enter may see the light.For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible,and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.Take care, then, how you hear.To anyone who has, more will be given,and from the one who has not,even what he seems to have will be taken away." Readings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Januarius, bishop and martyr - - -Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time2022-09-20T05:01:08+08:00

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2022-09-19T05:01:09+08:00

Reading 1 Am 8:4-7 Hear this, you who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land! "When will the new moon be over," you ask, "that we may sell our grain, and the sabbath, that we may display the wheat? We will diminish the ephah, add to the shekel, and fix our scales for cheating! We will buy the lowly for silver, and the poor for a pair of sandals; even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!" The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Never will I forget a thing they have done! Responsorial Psalm Ps 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 R. (cf. 1a, 7b) Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor.or:R. Alleluia.Praise, you servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.Blessed be the name of the LORD both now and forever.R. Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor.or:R. Alleluia.High above all nations is the LORD; above the heavens is his glory.Who is like the LORD, our God, who is enthroned on high and looks upon the heavens and the earth below?R. Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor.or:R. Alleluia.He raises up the lowly from the dust; from the dunghill he lifts up the poorto seat them with princes, with the princes of his own people.R. Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor.or:R. Alleluia. Reading 2 1 Tm 2:1-8 Beloved:First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers,petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,for kings and for all in authority,that we may lead a quiet and tranquil lifein all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior,who wills everyone to be savedand to come to knowledge of the truth.For there is one God.There is also one mediator between God and men,     the man Christ Jesus,who gave himself as ransom for all.This was the testimony at the proper time. For this I was appointed preacher and apostle— I am speaking the truth, I am not lying —,teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.It is my wish, then, that in every place the men should pray,lifting up holy hands, without anger or argument. Alleluia Cf. 2 Cor 8:9 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Though our Lord Jesus Christ was rich, he became poor,so that by his poverty you might become rich.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 16:1-13 Jesus said to his disciples,"A rich man had a stewardwho was reported to him for squandering his property. He summoned him and said,'What is this I hear about you? Prepare a full account of your stewardship,because you can no longer be my steward.'The steward said to himself, 'What shall I do,now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me? I am not strong enough to dig and I am ashamed to beg. I know what I shall do so that,when I am removed from the stewardship,they may welcome me into their homes.'He called in his master's debtors one by one. To the first he said,'How much do you owe my master?'He replied, 'One hundred measures of olive oil.'He said to him, 'Here is your promissory note. Sit down

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time2022-09-19T05:01:09+08:00

Saturday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

2022-09-18T05:01:08+08:00

Readings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Hildegard of Bingen, Virgin and Doctor of the ChurchReading 1 1 COR 15:35-37, 42-49 Brothers and sisters: Someone may say, “How are the dead raised?  With what kind of body will they come back?”You fool! What you sow is not brought to life unless it dies. And what you sow is not the body that is to be but a bare kernel of wheat, perhaps, or of some other kind. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown corruptible; it is raised incorruptible. It is sown dishonorable; it is raised glorious. It is sown weak; it is raised powerful. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one. So, too, it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living being,” the last Adam a life-giving spirit. But the spiritual was not first; rather the natural and then the spiritual. The first man was from the earth, earthly; the second man, from heaven. As was the earthly one, so also are the earthly, and as is the heavenly one, so also are the heavenly. Just as we have borne the image of the earthly one, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly one. Responsorial Psalm PS 56:10C-12, 13-14 R. (14) I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.Now I know that God is with me.In God, in whose promise I glory,in God I trust without fear;what can flesh do against me?R. I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.I am bound, O God, by vows to you;your thank offerings I will fulfill.For you have rescued me from death,my feet, too, from stumbling;that I may walk before God in the light of the living.R. I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.   Alleluia LK 8:15 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heartand yield a harvest through perseverance.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel LK 8:4-15 When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable.  “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold.” After saying this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.” Then his disciples asked him what the meaning of this parable might be. He answered, “Knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made known through

Saturday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time2022-09-18T05:01:08+08:00

Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs

2022-09-17T05:01:09+08:00

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Cornelius, pope and martyr, and Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyrReading 1 1 COR 15:12-20 Brothers and sisters: If Christ is preached as raised from the dead, how can some among you say there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then neither has Christ been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then empty too is our preaching; empty, too, your faith. Then we are also false witnesses to God, because we testified against God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, neither has Christ been raised, and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins. Then those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are the most pitiable people of all. But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.   Responsorial Psalm PS 17:1BCD, 6-7, 8B AND 15 R. (15b) Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.Hear, O LORD, a just suit;attend to my outcry;hearken to my prayer from lips without deceit. R. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my word.Show your wondrous mercies,O savior of those who flee from their foes to refuge at your right hand.R. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.Hide me in the shadow of your wings,But I in justice shall behold your face;on waking, I shall be content in your presence.R. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.   Alleluia MT 11:25 R. Alleluia, alleluia.Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel LK 8:1-3 Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another,preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God.Accompanying him were the Twelveand some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities,Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza,Susanna, and many otherswho provided for them out of their resources. - - -Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs2022-09-17T05:01:09+08:00

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

2022-09-17T05:01:08+08:00

Reading I Nm 21:4b-9 With their patience worn out by the journey, the people complained against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no food or water? We are disgusted with this wretched food!” In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents, which bit the people so that many of them died. Then the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you. Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people, and the LORD said to Moses, “Make a saraph and mount it on a pole, and if any who have been bitten look at it, they will live.” Moses accordingly made a bronze serpent and mounted it on a pole, and whenever anyone who had been bitten by a serpent  looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.     Responsorial Psalm 78:1bc-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38 R.    (see 7b)  Do not forget the works of the Lord! Hearken, my people, to my teaching;     incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable,     I will utter mysteries from of old. R.    Do not forget the works of the Lord! While he slew them they sought him     and inquired after God again, Remembering that God was their rock     and the Most High God, their redeemer. R.    Do not forget the works of the Lord! But they flattered him with their mouths     and lied to him with their tongues, Though their hearts were not steadfast toward him,     nor were they faithful to his covenant. R.    Do not forget the works of the Lord! But he, being merciful, forgave their sin     and destroyed them not; Often he turned back his anger     and let none of his wrath be roused. R.    Do not forget the works of the Lord! Reading II Phil 2:6-11 Brothers and sisters:     Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God,         did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.     Rather, he emptied himself,     taking the form of a slave,     coming in human likeness;     and found human in appearance,     he humbled himself,     becoming obedient to death,         even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him     and bestowed on him the name     that is above every name,     that at the name of Jesus     every knee should bend,     of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,     and every tongue confess that     Jesus Christ is Lord,     to the glory of God the Father. Alleluia R. Alleluia, alleluia. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you, because by your Cross you have redeemed the world. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Jn 3:13-17 Jesus said to Nicodemus: “No one has gone up to heaven except the

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross2022-09-17T05:01:08+08:00

Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

2022-09-17T05:01:08+08:00

Readings for the Memorial of Our Lady of SorrowsReading 1 1 Cor 15:1-11 I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,of the Gospel I preached to you,which you indeed received and in which you also stand.Through it you are also being saved,if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,unless you believed in vain.For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures;that he was buried;that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures;that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve.After that, he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at once,most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.After that he appeared to James,then to all the Apostles.Last of all, as to one born abnormally,he appeared to me.For I am the least of the Apostles,not fit to be called an Apostle,because I persecuted the Church of God.But by the grace of God I am what I am,and his grace to me has not been ineffective.Indeed, I have toiled harder than all of them;not I, however, but the grace of God that is with me.Therefore, whether it be I or they,so we preach and so you believed. Responsorial Psalm Ps 118:1b-2, 16ab-17, 28 R. (1) Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,for his mercy endures forever.Let the house of Israel say,“His mercy endures forever.”R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.“The right hand of the LORD is exalted;the right hand of the LORD has struck with power.”I shall not die, but live,and declare the works of the LORD.R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.You are my God, and I give thanks to you;O my God, I extol you.R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. Sequence (Optional) - Stabat Mater 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 had passed.Oh, how sad and sore distressedWas that Mother highly blessedOf the sole begotten One!Christ above in torment hangs,She beneath beholds the pangsOf 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 refrainFrom 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 nationSaw him hang in desolationTill his spirit forth he sent.O sweet Mother! font 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 meltWith the love of Christ, my Lord.Holy Mother, pierce me through,In my heart each wound renewOf 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 you,Mourning him who mourned for me,All the days that

Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows2022-09-17T05:01:08+08:00