Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

As the observance of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) begins,…“Hispanics, and in particular Hispanic Catholics, are determined to be part of the solution to the current reality: the COVID-19 pandemic, the call for racial justice, and the continuing impact of global climate change.”

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman of Hispanic Affairs Reflects on Hispanic Contributions and Leadership in the Church

The Sorrowful Virgin whose pierced heart mourned the death of Jesus now grieves for the sufferings of the crucified poor and for the creatures of this world laid waste by human power. #SeasonOfCreation

Pope Francis

am i wanting to remain spiritually aloof by praying afar for an end to the pandemic, protests, fires and other “problems” of the world; or am i determined, as Mary was, to die with Jesus in spirit at the foot of the Cross, praying for the willingness to enter into the “mysteries” of God?


Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.

1 COR 12:31A

serve the LORD with gladness;

come before him with joyful song.

R. We are his people: the sheep of his flock.

PS 100:2-3

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother…

JN 19:25A

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