Have you been through a difficult time in your life? Mary knows what it’s like to encounter immense sadness, and she wants to help you heal.
In this heartfelt podcast episode of The Inner Life with Patrick Conley, the focus is on the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, exploring the manifold sorrows experienced by Mary. Father Joseph Johnson explains the traditional concept of the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady and how they are meditated upon through the Franciscan Rosary. Mary, often called the Mother of Sorrows, plays a dual role: grieving for her son at the foot of the cross and offering comfort to those in sorrow.
The episode takes a moving turn as callers share their personal experiences. Anne shares a profound encounter with the concept of the Seven Sorrows after seeing a personalized license plate, leading her to explore Catholicism. Sylvia then shares her heartbreaking experience of losing her son to violence and how the Seven Sorrows of Mary provided her with solace and the strength to forgive.
Check out the whole conversation!