Our Lady of Sorrows

  • Sarah de Nordwall

Mater Dolorosa by Titian

Mater Dolorosa by Titian

Blessed Mother,

You knew
Not only how to carry
Your own deep sorrows with dignity

But to make room
to hold the sorrows of another.


You were not afraid of annihilation


Not alarmed by a fresh dismemberment.


You were the centrifugal force of love

That holds the accelerating universe
In a wide offering of ever-expanding joy
Amidst the pain.


You are not destroyed.


Wholly identified
With the four directions of the Holy Cross
There is no place your passion does not reach
Because you stand with Him.

And we who dare
in microscopic measures
to accept the task


Desire to stand
In fresh alignment
With the one who chose

To receive
Everything.


Sarah de Nordwall

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows 2012

LINK - www.sarahdenordwall.com


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