The Mother of Mercy – Feast of the Assumption

Jubilee Year of Mercy: The Mother of Mercy

  • FATHER PETER JOHN CAMERON, O.P.

What would we do without the Mother of Mercy?

Where would we turn when undone by the anguish of life?

We are lost if we do not have recourse to the Mother of Mercy.  Ours is the cry of Jesuit poet Father Gerard Manley Hopkins:

No worst, there is none.  Pitched past pitch of grief,
More pangs will, schooled at forepangs, wilder wring.
Comforter, where, where is your comforting?
Mary, mother of us, where is your relief?

We have been made to expect relief from the Blessed Virgin in our moments of utter agony.

The Mother of Mercy

Dominican spiritual master Father Bede Jarrett, o.p. († 1934) explained the graced logic of confiding in the Mother of Mercy:  (complete article)