Our Lady of Sorrows
has appeared to the mountain
where stone softens to clay. Keep
In its hilt, you’ll find her face
this sacred spot before the rains
feet. Notched heart cradles
mares flying into empty mouths.
She’ll push her ponderous child
name him Salvador. They’ll rest
1.The Presentation In the Temple – [ Luke 2.22-35 ], where she is told by Simon that her son’s fate will peice her own heart.
2. The Flight Into Egypt – after the slaughter of the innocents – They flee into Egypt. [Matt 2.13-15]
3. The Loss In The Temple [ Luke 2.39-52]
4.The Way Of The Cross
‘Who, my Lady, seeing thee shed such tears would dare to ask thee why thou weepest? Neither the Earth, nor the sea, nor all the heavens can serve as a term of comparison to thy sorrow’
5. Jesus Dies On The Cross – John 19.25.
The Cross was raised on high;
The Mother grieved beside-
But the Mother saw Him die
And took Him when he died…
Taken from “Mary’s Son”, by Rudyard Kipling , 1946 after the death of his son John, 1916
In the Arms Of His Mother – They Pieta
7. Jesus Is Laid In The Tomb – Mathew 27.59