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Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Fourth Station ~ Jesus Meets His Mother

In Jesus Christ, God has entered our world in human flesh like our own, by the power of the Holy Spirit and the yes of the Virgin Mary. She is called Theotokos - Mother of God. 

But there is more! Mary is my mother too, bringing me to birth as a new Christ-person. On the Calvary-road Mary looked into the eyes of God's Child, whose body was being torn, burdened abused and put to death. And as Mary contemplated his suffering face she contemplated mine too, and every face distorted with tears, horror, sorrow, abuse and injustice. She sees me still in the pain I have suffered and any pain or sorrow I may have caused. 

In 1531, at Mexico City, the Virgin Mary Guadalupe said to Juan Diego:
"Am I not here who am your mother! Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else that you need? Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain."

Read Mary's words again, then, a little silence

Our Father Who art in Heaven...
Hail Mary full of grace...
Glory be to the Father... 


  1. To know that Mary is surrounding us in her motherly love is of great comfort. You remind us of all the things we have lost or forgotten about God.

  2. Our Lady brought good news to the poor, the homeless and liberty to the imprisoned. Her gentleness and compassionate love still bring feelings of human worth. It is always so nice to see Her remembered. Grateful for this post.

  3. Our Mother Mary is our unwavering advocate. Offering support and love even to the least of us. Amen. Thank you for these Stations. Your Way of the Cross is the way to finding God's love In our lives.