GOSPEL READING: But standing by 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 near, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, You son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. (John 19:25-27 RSV)
Let us adore the Savior, who gave His Mother a share in His passion.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, when Jesus, Your Son, was raised up on the cross, it was Your will that Mary, His mother, should stand there and suffer with Him in her heart. Grant that, in union with her, the Church may share in the passion of Christ, and so be brought to the glory of His resurrection. We make our prayer in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jakarta, 15 September 2015
A Christian Pilgrim