On this Friday before Palm Sunday, we honor Our Sorrowful Mother, the Superior of our Monastery. We ask her to accompany us as we enter Holy Week that we may remain with Jesus to console Him in His Passion.
"Come and see our Savior enduring so much suffering, so many insults and oppressed with the heavy burden of the cross, for love of us. Contemplate the Son of God, Redeemer of the World, and how much He is suffering" (St. Paul of the Cross).
O God, who in this season give your Church the grace to imitate devoutly the Blessed Virgin Mary in contemplating the Passion of Christ, grant we pray, through her intercession, that we may cling more firmly each day to your Only Begotten Son and come at last to the fullness of his grace. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever (Collect for the Mass of Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent).