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Lenten Journey Through the Sorrows of Mary: Participate in the Cross

Jesus meets his mother on the way to the cross

March 9
“No one can suggest that God did not love the Blessed Virgin. Nevertheless, He did not exempt her for Calvary, or from making her participate in the Cross to a fuller extent than anyone else in the world except her Son. It would be foolish – to think that if God really loves us, as He does, He will exempt us from the Cross, the sign of the Christian.”
-Federico Suarez
For Reflection:
Christian thinking has always posited the Cross as the consummate sign of victory. We even celebrate a feast day in celebration of it – September 14, The Triumph of the Cross. How was Calvary and the Cross, Jesus's greatest triumph? Mary’s? How does the Cross, then, speak of God’s love for us -- first, in reception of the fruits it has gained for us; and second, in the entrustment of the cross we carry? To what extent does this insight lighten the burden?
  

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Lenten Journey Through the Sorrows of Mary: Mary remained at the foot of the Cross

March 5
“When the hour came the disciples fled, but Mary remained at the foot of the Cross, near her Son’ she was prepared, she was ready for anything,
even this.”
- Federico Suarez
For Reflection:
In light of Matthew 7:14, how did the narrow way prepare Mary For Golgotha? How has each contradiction and sorrow of your life prepared you for the next? With a supernatural outlook, see how these sufferings and difficulties have formed the path of your own Via Dolorosa. Giving your fiat at the foot of this, your cross, unite them to the Cross of Our Lord. Journal your insights.
  

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Lenten Journey Through the Sorrows of Mary: Mary's Knowledge

March 2
“We may well suppose that no one, except our Blessed Lord Himself, ever fully understood the Passion, or grasped all its horrors in their terrible and repulsive completeness. Yet Mary’s knowledge of it is the only one which came at all near to His, and simply because of the excess of heavenly light which shown unsettlingly upon her sinless soul.”
- Father Frederick Faber
For Reflection:
How does Father Faber’s reflection echo Father Suarez’s reflection? Envision the gaze between Jesus and Mary when they meet on the Via Dolorosa. Enter into it. What were Mary’s eyes saying to her Son? What were Jesus’ eyes saying to His mother? Journal their unspoken conversation. Now envision Our Lord and Our Lady turning to you. What do their eyes say to you? What do your eyes respond?
  

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Lenten Journey Through the Sorrows of Mary: The closeness of all the saints to Jesus

March 1
“The closeness of all the saints to Jesus in His Passion has in all cases been directly related to their degree of sanctity, and to the degree in which they possessed this divine life. The more identified they were with Christ, the more Christ lived in them, the greater was the intensity with which they could feel and participate in His Passion.”
- Federico Suarez
For Reflection:
In light of this quote, consider the fact that Mary was preserved from sin from the moment of her conception. What does this indicate about the intensity with which she could feel and participate in the Passion of her Son? With this in mind meditate again on Mary’s fourth dolor. Journal your insights and reflections.
  

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What Saints are Made of

June 8

June 8

 “Greatness and sanctity consist not in what one does but in how one does it. What ultimately gives quality to our actions is the love, energy, and perfection with which we perform them.

 -Federico Suarez

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Daily Gracelines - Lenten Journey with Mary - Day 22

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Daily Gracelines - Lenten Journey with Mary - Day 22

Theme: Mary's sorrowing heart is the perfect "vehicle" to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

Grace: I pray for the grace to enter deeply into the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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Daily Gracelines - Lenten Journey with Mary - Day 21

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Daily Gracelines - Lenten Journey with Mary - Day 21

Theme: Mary's sorrowing heart is the perfect "vehicle" to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

Grace: I pray for the grace to enter deeply into the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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Daily Gracelines - Lenten Journey with Mary - Day 20

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Daily Gracelines - Lenten Journey with Mary - Day 20

Theme: Mary's sorrowing heart is the perfect "vehicle" to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

Grace: I pray for the grace to enter deeply into the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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