I can do nothing better today than to offer the Gospel for this feast for us to pray over and reflect on - it is John:19: 25-27
"Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, "Woman, behold your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home."
Years ago I had a dream and Our Lady came to me and then I saw her standing at the foot of the Cross. I have never forgotten what that dream did for me. Our Lady was crying. I felt that it was good to cry when we are faced with a sorrow. When I told my mother that I wanted to enter the Society of the Sacred Heart, she left the room and went into my parents' bedroom and I saw her sitting on the end of their four poster bed and looking up at the Crucifix on the wall over the bed. Tears were streaming down her face, but somehow I knew she would find the courage to let me go to the convent. She did tell me that there was no way she would shop with me for black shoes and stockings!