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St. Mary
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
(Luke 1:50)

Ettu Nombu Special
Theme: Suffering
Volume 6 No. 370 September 6, 2016

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Mother of Sorrows
Mother of Sorrows

St. Mary Grotto, Mount St. Mary University, Emmitsburgh, MD
Photograph for Malankara World by Dr. Jacob Mathew

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Featured Articles

1. Introduction to Day 6 Theme: Suffering

Mary is known as the "mother of Sorrows." We note that ever since she said "yes" to the angel Gabriel at annunciation, she had to face numerous "sorrows" or suffering. Some examples are ...

2. Mary's Martyrdom Was Longer and Greater Than That of All The Martyrs

Her grief was immeasurably increased when she became the Mother of this Saviour; so that at the sad sight of the many torments which were to be endured by her poor Son, she indeed suffered a long martyrdom, a martyrdom which lasted her whole life. ...

3. Healing Power of Suffering

Jesus knew suffering would not pass from any of us after His Resurrection and He made sure we understood its role in our lives. Throughout the Gospels He promises us suffering and persecution and asks that we accept it with Joy. ...

4. Appreciating The Gift Of Suffering

The Lord doesn't expect us to carry our crosses alone and will provide the graces necessary for us to continue moving forward, even when it's difficult. St. Paul was very aware of this when he penned the words, "for when I am weak, I am strong" (2 Cor 12:10). ...

5. What We Can Learn About Suffering in the Story of Joseph the Patriarch

One of the lessons that we learn in Joseph's story is that our life is interconnected with that of many other members of the Body of Christ, all of whom are precious and important to God. God had to put Joseph through a lot in order to prepare him for his role of helping others. We are not called to live only for our own self...

6. Godly Sorrows vs. Worldly Sorrows

Godly sorrow is rooted in love, our love for God and others, and our experience of God's love for us. The sorrow is real and often quite sharp, but since it is rooted in love, it makes us run to the beloved we have offended, rather than from Him, as we sulk. ...

7. No Cross, No Crown

First must come "Christ's sufferings . . . and then the glory to be revealed" (1 Peter 5:1). Groans must go before glory. This pattern is seen everywhere in Scripture as in the life of Joseph in the Old Testament where we see that the way up is down. ...

8. Malankara World Journal Specials on Suffering and 8-Day Lent

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