Fr. Christopher Etheridge, IVE
Stabat Mater Series: First Week of Lent
I preface this short reflection by saying, that I have decided to focus my Wednesday homilies for the rest of Lent on the Marian hymn, Stabat Mater. I will not be able to get through all the verses, but focusing on a new one each week I hope to use Our Blessed Mother's example to help us enter the mystery of her Immaculate Heart and it's intimate union with Christ.
The first verse of the hymn reads,
Stabat Mater dolorosa
iuxta Crucem lacrimosa,
dum pendebat Filius.
At, the Cross her station keeping,
stood the mournful Mother weeping,
close to Jesus to the last.
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