Saturday, 15 September 2007

Our Lady of Sorrows

Today's feast recalls how Mary stood at the foot of the Cross as her Son died. The scene is depicted at the top of the Triptych behind the high altar. Mary stands on the left, the beloved disciple on the right. The Collect at Mass prays that we may be like Mary: "Father, as Your Son was raised on the Cross, His mother Mary stood by Him, sharing His sufferings; May Your Church be united with Christ in His suffering and death and so come to share in His rising to new life..."