15 September 2014

Our Lady of Sorrows, 15 September

The Crucifixion, El Greco, 1596-1600
Museo del Prado, Madrid

Gospel: John 19:25-27

Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

Alternative Gospel: Luke 2:33-35

And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, Adriaen Isenbrant, 1518-35
O.L. Vrouwekerk, Bruges, Belgium

Paintings from Web Gallery of Art.

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