THE FOURTH STATION.  Jesus meets his mother

The fourth stations is Mary, who has accepted everything.
The mother looks at her Son, the Church at her Redeemer.
She is silent before God and offers him her soul to read.
There is nothing in her heart that refuses or holds back,
not a fiber in her pierced heart
that does not accept and consent.
She accepts and she looks at this Son she conceived in her womb.
She says not a word
and she gazes on the Holy of Holies.

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Art by Joan Brand-Landkamer.  Meditations by Paul Claudel.
Photos (c) St. James Cathedral, 2010.  All rights reserved.


The Fourth Station