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Our Lady of Sorrows – September 15


1. Presentation in the Temple

2. Flight into Egypt

3. Loss in the Temple

4. Way of the Cross

5. Jesus dying on the Cross

6. Jesus laid in Her Arms

7. Jesus laid in the Tomb

Our Lady, Mother of Sorrows Appeared to Sister Mary Ephrem – letter to her confessor +Archbishop Leibold April 25, 1957 – “I am indeed the Mother of Sorrows, and it is My children who pierce My Heart.”

Jewish Feast of Atonement – Yom Kippur – through nightfall September 16 – Holiest day of the year on the Hebrew calendar

(Our Lady of Sorrows appeared to Sister Mary Ephrem) It is the Day of Atonement – “For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before God,” Leviticus 16:30. It is the Holy Humanity and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ that Atones for sins and makes possible the salvation and sanctification of souls. We are Forgiven and Restored through Him.

Our Lady of Sorrows to Sister Mary Ephrem – date not recorded, only date of Sister’s letter to her confessor, Archbishop Paul F. Leibold, noted – 4/25/57) – “I am indeed the Mother of Sorrows, and it is My children who pierce My Heart. Their lives are filled with vanity and selfishness. They love My Son with their lips but not in their hearts. They refuse to follow Me and My Son along the Way of the Cross, because they have no love. 4 Love gives, love does not count the cost. But for most souls, love asks too much. They are willing to receive, in abundance, but they will not give. A full heart cannot receive love. It must first be emptied. It must give all, then it will receive all. Oh My children, give Me your hearts, emptied of all self-seeking and sinful pleasures, and I will fill it with Divine Love. I will give you Jesus, to hold in your hearts. He will fill it and then, Jesus will Live in you and Work through you for the Glory of His Father. Oh My children turn your Mother’s Sorrow into Joy. Take the Sword out of My Wounded Heart by doing what I Ask. I Seek only the Glory of My Son and your greater good. Listen to your Mother’s Voice and be the Consolation of My Immaculate Heart” (Letter from Sist Mary Ephrem to her confessor Archbishop +Leibold, 04/25/57)

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