Saturday, September 15, 2012

Our Lady of Sorrows, Patroness of the Congregation of Holy Cross...

Having celebrated yesterday the great solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Church situates the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows next to it, just as she stood next to the Cross upon which her Son brought redemption to the world.

Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Sorrows, is the patroness of the Congregation of Holy Cross.  Our founder, Blessed Basil Moreau, entrusted his new community to her protection.

Fr. Molinaro, CSC offers a reflection upon the significance of this feast.

Last night, the New York based ensemble Pomerium performed a selection of Renaissance pieces in honor of Mary.   One such piece was the sequence Stabat mater composed by Josquin Desprez.

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