MaryBeth Eberhard explores how the Sorrowful Mother encourages us to reach out to others.
Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. from Dhaka, Bangladesh, visits the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA, and presides at daily Mass on Friday, September 17, 2021. Cardinal D'Rozario speaks about the spirituality of families, the importance of the Rosary, the mysteries of the Rosary, and the mystery of the love of Jesus.
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Yesterday we were privileged to have a Holy Cross Cardinal from Bangladesh join us for our feast day, Our Lady of Sorrows. I’m sure his visit will be memorable for a variety of reasons, but one reason will stand out. During his homily he spoke of the seven sorrows of Mary; but he managed to find a silver lining in each of the seven sorrows.
Today’s celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows is also the patronal feast day of the men of the Congregation of Holy Cross. This feast has its origins in the Middle- Ages. The memorial to the Sorrows of Mary was started by the Servite Friars in the 1600’s and in 1814 Pope Pius the VII extended the celebration to the whole Western Church after the Holy Father was freed from the sufferings he endured during captivity in France.
Teri Sinnott explores the importance of having key friends in our lives to help us with parenting.
Hail the Cross, our Only Hope! Once upon a time, dying on the Cross meant suffering just about the worst possible fate. It meant an unimaginable torture, brutality, and shame. Romans reserved the Cross for the worst criminals and enemies of the Empire.