Ave Maria Meditations
While there are many models of suffering in union with Christ as there are saints in heaven, there is one who is the Mother and Queen. Yes, with the Man of Sorrows (Is 53:3) there was the Mother of Sorrows who stood by the cross (cf Jn 19:25) at the side of the New Adam (cf Rm 5:14) God placed the New Eve; in working out our eternal salvation from sin and God will do that with the Redeemer there be the Co-Redemptrix . Our Lady is thus given the title Queen of the Martyrs because what she suffered within her most pure Heart surpassed the suffering of all of the white robed army of martyrs put together…
The Mother of Sorrows is thus the Queen and Mother of those who offer Jesus and unite themselves to Jesus as little victims of love for the glory of God and the salvation and sanctification of souls.
From Towards the Triumph by Fr. Maximilian Dean (used with permission)