During the month of September, the Roman Catholic Church, honors Our Lady of Sorrows. The Memorial Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows, takes place this year on Thursday, September 15th. On Wednesday, September 14th, is the Feast Day of the Exaltation of the Cross. Are you familiar with the Sorrows of Mary? Here are the Seven Sorrows of Mary:
The Prophesy of Simeon in the Temple when Mary and Joseph brought the Infant Jesus there; the Flight of the Holy Family to Egypt to escape King Herod’s wrath; the loss of Jesus in the Temple area; Jesus meets His afflicted Mother Mary as He carried His Cross; the Crucifixion and death of Jesus on the Cross; taking the body of Jesus down from the Cross; the burial of Jesus in the tomb. Also during the month of September there are several important feast days: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Sept. 8), St. Peter Claver (Sept. 9), St. Matthew the Evangelist (Sept. 21), St. Padre Pio (Sept. 23), St. Vincent de Paul (Sept. 27), The Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael (Sept. 29), and St. Jerome (Sept. 30).
According to CatholicCulture.org the recipe for the month is St. Michael Waffles, or Gaufres, which is popular in France. May all have a blessed and productive month of September and that we be blessed through the prayerful intercession of Holy Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows.
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Rev. David Edwards
Pastor, St. James Catholic Church