Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem

Posted September 11, 2019 11:37 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem

So far…
1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon
2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt
Now we turn to…
The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem. (Luke 2:43–45)
In the Presentation, the Lord – the New Temple – comes to His Temple for the first time.
At Passover of His 12th year, He comes to His Temple for the Second Time.
So far I have tried to underscore in the first two offerings that Mary’s Sorrows were also shot through with joy.  Mary, humanity’s solitary boast, was not disturbed by passions in the way that we are.  Her deep commitment to the

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