Thursday, 23 May 2013

Now There Stood by The Cross...

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

 John 19

At the foot of the Cross there were, what is well known – still not enough appreciated –   the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John.

John, the only apostle who had died of some natural causes and, surprisingly, not of sudden shock, remained by His Master to the end, strengthened, as I believe, by Immaculata's intercession.

The said grace seems to be an important part of Christ's saving Plan: It is so, for before Jesus granted his beloved disciple –  by the mean of His Holy Death –  with the  real fatherhood of God, He had chosen to explicitly provide him with the maternal care of Mary.

 Tomasz, Racibórz +

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