The Madonna of Tears in Syracuse, Sicily.
The relic of tears of the Madonna was displayed
in St Peter’s basilica in Rome today
during a special vigil celebrated by Pope Francis.
Thinking, praying ...
The children's hospital.
The fires in Canada.
For every one weeping and mourning ...
I wonder if we may understand Our Lady's tears in this way:
Let my eyes stream with tears
day and night, without rest,
Over the great destruction which overwhelms
the virgin daughter of my people,
over her incurable wound.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, "clean the stains of my soul and give me tears of penance, loving tears out of love, tears of salvation, tears that cleanse the darkness of my mind, making me light so that I may see you, Light of the world, enlightenment to my repentant eyes." - St. Simeon the New Theologian