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This month of September: The Necessity of Sorrow

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In my very little understanding of life, I have sometimes found myself wondering why suffering is a necessary part of human existence.

I recall a conversation with my brother decades ago while mending a broken heart about pain. The pain was indescribable then and so I asked him, “Why do I have to hurt this much? I’m not a bad person.”  He responded, “How special do you think you are that God spares you from trials and sufffering? It happens to everyone, good or not. That’s just how life is.”

As I grew older, I learned that a broken heart is only one of the many hurts man experiences. Employment, financial, health problems, or loss of a love one come to us. Sometimes in trickles and sometimes all at the same time. Thus, the expression, “When it rains, it pours.”

My brother’s answer was very honest and very true. Even the Blessed Mother and Jesus were no strangers to suffering. The passion and death of Christ and the trials and sorrows of the Blessed Mother which began immediately after her fiat show us that no one is indeed exempted.

The church remembers the 7 sorrows of our Blessed Mother this month. Let’s learn about the sorrows of our Blessed Mother, the role of sorrow in our earthily life and find refuge in the Immaculate Heart of our Blessed Mother as we choose to travel the road less traveled to Jesus everyday.

“Before, by yourself, you couldn’t. Now, you’ve turned to our Lady, and with her, how easy!”
~ St. Josemaria Escriva

Our Online Cenacle Group is going strong. Thank you for following the website and our Facebook group. We are an online prayer community and keep to our commitment to support each other’s prayer life through our Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle every Monday, Daily Rosary Offering, Divine Mercy Novena, and other devotionals.

We will begin the Novena of Our Lady of Sorrows on Friday, September 7. We culminate on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15. Take notice of the daily novena post in our Facebook group.

In our prayers, let us include the Pope and his intention for the Month of September:

Universal – Young People in Africa
That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

We welcome contributors to the website. You may find certain topics discussed during the month moving or inspiring, we would like to hear from you. Please email momsformary@gmail.com, write a brief introduction of yourself, and attach your article.  Once reviewed, we will share it in the Blog. Articles from Contributors are considered individual/personal sharings and therefore, do not represent the Moms for Mary Community. There is a great deal to learn about our faith from each other. Let’s spread and share God’s love and and our Blessed Mother’s message of hope and salvation to all those who consecrate themselves to her Immaculate Heart.

God bless us All!

 

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