The Church on this day stops at the Lord’s tomb, meditating on His Passion and Death, abstaining from celebrating the Sacrifice of the Mass until the solemn Vigil or nocturnal waiting of the Resurrection.
We live the Holy Saturday in union with the sentiments of Our Lady of Sorrows to whom the Father Founder, St Annibale Maria Di Francia attributes the words of the Psalm:
“My heart throbs, my strength abandoned me; I do not even have light of the eyes” (Ps. 37:11)
The devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows is an expression of a more intimate and filial affection for the Most Holy Virgin, Mother of God and our Mother, and consists in keeping company with the Desolate Mother, from the moment in which the precious body of the Lord Jesus Christ was enclosed in the tomb until the dawn of Easter, and in which Jesus resurrects gloriously from death and appears to His Most Holy Mother”(United in Prayer p. 219)
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