Vatican City, Apr 3, 2020 / 01:45 am
It is good to think about the seven sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who freely accepted her calling to be the Mother of God and our mother, Pope Francis said during his daily Mass on Friday.
Offering Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta April 3, he said: "Today it will do us good to stop a little and think about the pain and sorrows of Our Lady. She is our mother."
The Friday before Palm Sunday is sometimes called the Friday of Sorrows in remembrance of the seven sorrows of the Virgin Mary.
"And how she bore [the sorrows], how she bore them well, with strength, with tears: it was not a false distress, it was just the heart destroyed by grief," Francis explained.