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Adoremus, Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy

Online Edition:
September 2010
Vol. XVI, No. 6

Table of Contents

Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows - ca 1518-35 Adriaen Isenbrandt (1490-1551)
Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady) Brugge, Belgium

News and Views -- Pope Benedict’s “Working Holiday”: Writing Books | Pope to Proclaim Gaudí’s “Holy Family” Church a Basilica | Delegate Appointed to Oversee Legionaries Reform | Catholic Scholars: The Church in America

The Mystery of Faith Made Present -- Archbishop Alfred Hughes on the New Missal Translation

Glad Tidings: Chicago’s Liturgical Institute Celebrates Tenth Anniversary -- by Helen Hull Hitchcock

Glorify God by Your Life, Evangelization and the Renewal of the Liturgy -- by Archbishop Charles Chaput

Sacred Music Colloquium XX: “Seven Days of Musical Heaven” -- by Jeffrey Tucker

Found in Translation: The “sacral vernacular” of the new English translation of the Roman Missal -- by Father Uwe Michael Lang

Readers Forum -- Who can be at the altar during Mass? | Chanting the psalms | More on gestures | The Alleluia verse for Pentecost | Entrance Procession | Participatio actuosa

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross


The Virgin Mary, who believed in the word of the Lord, did not lose her faith in God when she saw her Son rejected, abused and crucified. Rather she remained beside Jesus, suffering and praying, until the end. And she saw the radiant dawn of His Resurrection. Let us learn from her to witness to our faith with a life of humble service, ready to personally pay the price of staying faithful to the Gospel of love and truth, certain that nothing that we do will be lost. — Pope Benedict XVI, Angelus - September 13, 2009


The Seven Sorrows of Mary

1. The prophecy of Simeon (Luke 2:25-35)
2. The flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15)
3. Loss of the Child Jesus for three days (Luke 2:41-50)
4. Mary meets Jesus on His way to Calvary (Luke 23:27-31; John 19:17)
5. Crucifixion and Death of Jesus (John 19:25-30)
6. The body of Jesus being taken from the Cross (Psalm 130; Luke 23:50-54; John 19:31-37)
7. The burial of Jesus (Isaiah 53:8; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42; Mark 15:40-47)


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