This image hangs on my office wall. I recently learned that St. Bernard asked Jesus which was His greatest unrecorded suffering. Jesus answered, "I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound which was more painful than the others and which is not recorded by men. Honor this Wound with thy devotion and I will grant thee whatsoever thou dost ask through Its virtue and merit and in regard to all those who shall venerate this Wound, I will remit to them all their venial sins and will no longer remember their mortal sins."
Our Lord is merciful.
We've had a fruitful Holy Week. I re-consecrated myself to Christ through Mary (it's my first anniversary on the Feast of the Annunciation) and we've been able to go for Mass several times. I am so thankful for the Lord continually drawing us near. The conversion is ongoing. Four years ago, when we were received into the Roman Catholic Church, was just the beginning. Words cannot express my joy. Maybe this is why I love to sing so much.
We've also been preparing music for the Sacred Triduum. Below, I give you a taste of the beautiful music which draws us into His Passion, Death, and Resurrection.
I couldn't find the fugue-like arrangement we sang of O Sacrum Convivium for Maundy Thursday so I share this simple communion hymn: Adore te devote.
Good Friday: Stabat Mater and some music by Sir John Stainer (Crucifixion)
Easter Vigil: This Joyful Eastertide
Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum.