Abp. Viganò: As Mary Suffered the Seven Sorrows, So Too the Church Suffers Its Own Passion

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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. LifeSiteNews

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, LifeSiteNews, Sep 15, 2022 – 10:12 am EDT

‘We offer our sufferings, uniting them to those of the Church and Mary Most Holy, Our Lady of Sorrows, asking the majesty of God to grant us the privilege of witnessing the triumph of the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, just as after three days her Head rose again.’

(LifeSiteNews) – On this solemn day, on which the Church celebrates the Seven Dolors of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows, my meditation will consider the Seven Dolors, which in sacred iconography we see symbolized by seven swords that pierce the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Mother.

I would like to contemplate them in relation to events taking place in the Church, of which Our Lady is Mother and Queen. And not only this: she is a type of the Church, and all that we say about the Mother of God may also be applied in some way to the Bride of the Lamb. This applies not only to the triumphs and glories of both but also to their sorrows and their participation in the redeeming Passion of Christ.

I. Our Lady listens to the prophecy of Simeon in the temple …

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