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Our Lady of Sorrows, 15 September

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The Crucifixion, El Greco, 1596-1600 Museo del Prado, Madrid
Gospel: John 19:25-27 Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.”Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.

Simeon with the Infant Jesus in the Temple, Rembrandt, 166
Alternative Gospel: Luke 2:33-35

And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him.Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposedso that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, Adriaen Isenbrant, 1518-35 O.L. Vrouwekerk, Bruges, Belgium Paintings from Web Gallery of …