Monday April 10, 2017

Weekly Features: April 10, 2017

Sorrowful Mother. Mother of Our Redeemer. These features help us reflect on Holy Week with Mary as our model.

Image shown: Her Tears Fell to the Ground and Turned into Lilies of the Valley (detail) by Holly Schapker on display in the Marian Library Gallery through June 9, 2017.

"Here we have Mary’s greatest suffering which is seeing her Son endure gruesome torture and a shameful death. Mary is united with Christ in his self-emptying at Calvary. We are invited to suffer with them, and this teaches us how to be more compassionate, loving, and sensitive to others. Tears are the language of the heart. There is no hesitation or doubt when Mary says, 'I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me as you say.' She relinquished herself and, as a result, became the Mother of the Church." – Holly Schapker


Features:

Mother of Sorrows

Mother of Our Redeemer

Passion Poetry

Easter and Mary

Mirror of Hope

April Commemorations


The Mary's Garden exhibit, inspired by the John Stokes and Mary's Garden collection of the Marian Library, is open now through May 10. 

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