Mary(Mother of Jesus): Her Courage to be Different - Part IV

Dealing with Sorrow and Suffering Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is presented with The Seven Sorrows. They are: Simeon’s prophecy that a sword shall pierce her heart (Lk 2:34, 35), the flight into Egypt (Mt 2:13, 14), the loss of the Child Jesus in the temple (Lk 2: 43-45), the meeting of Jesus on the Way of the Cross, the Crucifixion, the taking down of the Body of Jesus from the Cross, and the burial of Jesus. To this official list we can also add the following sorrows she experienced: death of Joseph, Jesus leaving his mother to begin his public ministry, when people sarcastically referred to the nature of his birth, when he was misunderstood and ridiculed, when they called him a lunatic, whe