PODCAST | Blessed Are Those Who Mourn – Our Lady of Sorrows

“Our Lady of Sorrows is truly blessed and she is there for us.”

Since 1913 the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows has been celebrated in the Church on September 15th, the day after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

On the podcast today we bring you a homily by Fr. John Waiss who reflects on on the beatitude, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted,” and how Mary is “blessed among women” because she mourns with love. Fr. Waiss is the Pastor of St. Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, IL. Please note that this homily was recorded in the church during Mass.

What you’ll hear:

0:45 – How mourning and blessedness can go together

2:30 – Mary’s knowledge of her and her Son’s suffering as foreshadowed in Old Testament prophesies

7:00 – The many situations of mourning and sadness for the Blessed Virgin Mary

14:10 – What comforted Mary in her intense suffering and how we can call her blessed and happy

16:05 – How St. Josemaria was actually concerned when the Lord didn’t send any crosses his way one day

19:00 – How Our Lady of Sorrows can intercede for us in our suffering

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