Friends of the Rosary:
Today, Holy Saturday — from Sabbatum Sanctum, its liturgical name — we remember in silence Christ in the tomb.
His broken body, with mortal wounds still visible, rests in peace in the grave, while has His soul descended to the dead. We meditate upon his agony and cruel death upon the Cross.
The disciples scattered, filled with fear and confusion.
The Most Holy Virgin Mary held the body of Jesus in her arms, sharing his sacrifice. Imagine her sorrowful day. Mary kept vigil, faithfully trusting that her Son would rise. Despite the pain, the glorious heart of Blessed Mother was full of hope and joyful expectation.
The entire Church is represented in the Sorrowful Mary — la Dolorosa, in Spanish — awaiting the victorious triumph of her Son over death. In the midst of the horror of the Cross, Our Lady of Sorrows allowed the divine gift of hope to grow within her.
Mother Mary Pray for Us!
Jesus, I trust in You!
Today, Mass is not celebrated. Only, at night, is the solemn Easter Vigil, held in anticipation of the Resurrection and its spirit of joy that will overflow into the following fifty days.
+ Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York