Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, ‘Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, and a sword will pierce your soul too — so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.’ – Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother.
Feast of our Lady of Sorrow was celebrated solemnly by Servite Sisters in the Archdiocese of Bhopal. Fr. Rayan SVD was the main celebrant of the Holy Mass said in his homily that – Mother Mary cooperated with son Jesus to obtain salvation for all by her silent suffering which was forecasted by the prophet Simeon when child Jesus was offered in the temple.
Fr. Rayan explained the theological, historical and contemporary meaning of the suffering went through by Mother Mary.
Mother Mary began her life journey of faith through the events of killing the infants by King Herod, the loss of Jesus in the temple, meeting Jesus while carrying the cross, standing at the feet of the cross and carrying the dead body of Jesus on her lap, Said Fr. Rayan.
The Holy Mass began with a prayer dance by postulants and entered with Marian devotion. 21 sisters renewed their vows after the doxology followed by delicious lunch. Fathers, sisters and parishioners participated in the celebration.
It should be noted that the Servite sisters serve the diocese in the form of education ministry at Queen Mary School, Ayodhya by-pass road, Servite Convent School, Hoshangabad, parish family visit, formation and caring for working women.