Sorrowful Mother Vigil 2016

Even though Easter was early this year, the Sisters had many participants in their annual Sorrowful Mother Vigil.  People were free to come and go throughout the three hours from noon until three; many stayed for a brief time and many stayed for the entire time.  The afternoon was spent listening to reflections on the Blessed Virgin Mary, singing songs in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows, saying prayers dedicated to her and spending time in quiet reflection.

 

For many people, it is a helpful way to spend Holy Saturday; Good Friday has passed but it is not yet Easter day.  One can spend time reflecting on the great faith of our Blessed Mother who, though suffered intensely due to Jesus' Passion, knew that He would rise as He promised.