• Church Life,  Mother of God,  Scripture

    Sorrowful and Immaculate

    I made this image some years ago in Rome, in the courtyard of one of the religious houses in the city. The statue depicts Mary, the Mother of Jesus, as She stood beneath the Cross of Her Son. I was struck by Her quiet dignity in that moment, suffering silently and partaking fully in His Passion and Death upon the Cross. In that moment, the prophecy of Simeon was borne out – “and a sword will pierce Your own soul, also” (Luke 2:35). It is because of the words of this prophecy of the holy man Simeon that we see so many depictions of Our Lady of Sorrows with a…