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THE INCOMPARABLE SORROW OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
Part 3 of 4 CS-129 6-Feb-98
St. John the Evangelist
Aided by Nicodemus, Joseph was preparing to embalm Jesus
but before they started to bind Him with the wraps
impregnated with fragrances,
the Virgin Mary said:
“I ask you for only one moment.
Let Me look at My Son, because I have to compensate Him
even from now on for all the guilty indifferences
of those who will remain cold and insensitive at the thought of Jesus.”
Because of this wish of the Mother of Jesus,
with my aid and that of Nicodemus,
He was placed on Her bosom as best as we could.
The other two women continued crying and kissing the feet of Jesus.
Mary at the utmost of Her pain
burst out in a shout
that was later revealed
to have been the loud cry of Her offering to God.
It was late.
The Sabbath was about to begin,
so the embalming had to be hastened
so that Jesus could be buried before sunset.
A moving scene of which I was but such a small part
in comparison to Mary’s sorrow
that I desire not to even say my feelings,
but I was suffering intensely.
After having been bound with the strip-wraps,
Jesus was wrapped in the sheet and carried toward the tomb.
You have heard that the words of Mary ever Virgin,
immediately after this, had the flavor of prophecy;
this was completely unexpected for us.
Yet during the walk from Calvary to the Tomb,
Mary changed Her feelings, or better,
She felt only the rending of a Mother who loses Her worshipped Son,
Her treasure, the most precious and desired.
The others and I had been rendered completely silent.
Only Mary could be heard, crying sorrowfully
without holding back Her tears.
One alone was the Creature
whom God granted to accompany Jesus to the Tomb
releasing the sorrowful song of Her wounded Heart
because all the others were to remain silent
before so much gentleness and so much sorrow together.