Question of the Day for Tuesday, August 13, 2013

All Mothers Have Sorrows

Q. As a Catholic mother I am devoted to our Blessed Mother. Yet, with all due respect to her, I wonder why the Church calls her “Mother of Sorrows.” All mothers have sorrows; some have tragic burdens of sorrow. Can you explain why the Church honors the Virgin as supremely “Mother of Sorrows”?

A. Here’s a reply from TCA columnist Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D:

It is true that every mother is in some ways a mother of sorrows. But here are brief summaries of just two of the reasons why the Church honors Mary as supremely “Mother of Sorrows.” One reason lies in the focus of her sorrows; the other, the depth of her sorrows.

Read the rest of the answer at Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/TCANav/TCAQuestionoftheDay/Aug12162013/tabid/8730/Default.aspx

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