Dear Friend in the Lord,
Mary our Mother: In today’s Gospel, Jesus entrusted His Mother Mary to John, His beloved disciple, before He died on the Cross. Ponder on, “Jesus’ last wish was to entrust the whole Church (as represented by John) to His Mother. Do we seek Mary’s loving care and protection? She will surely help us deepen our love for her Son.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.
Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, Woman, this is your son.’’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.