Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our Lady of Sorrows

Since the cult of Our Lady of Sorrows has special connections to Belgium, I was particularly interested by this article by Gareth Russell on the history of the devotion to the Mater Dolorosa. As I have mentioned before, the Walloon mystic, Berthe Petit (1870-1943),  reported that Our Lord repeatedly requested the consecration of Belgium to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. By a strange, all too suitable coincidence, a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Seven Dolors also stood at the foot of the cliff where a desperate search party found the body of King Albert I of the Belgians during the night of February 17-18, 1934.

1 comment:

Gareth Russell said...

Thank you for the link and I am very interested to hear of the mystic's proclamation!