"How many sighs, how many times She must have cried! Yet, She never complained! Poor Mother...She was the most afflicted of all women and She is comforted if a soul shows Her compassion."---St. Gemma Galgani
"My daughter, the tears which you shed in compassion for My sufferings are pleasing to Me, but bear in mind that on account of My infinite love for My Mother, the tears you shed in compassion for her sufferings are still more precious." ---Our Lord once said to Veronica of Binasco
Through the kind efforts and support of the Parish of San Roque, Cavite city, headed by Rev. Fr. Cesar R. Reyes, we shall once again celebrate the feast of our dear Queen, Mother and Patroness as the Virgin of Sorrows. Spearheaded by the Cofradia de la Virgen de la Soledad de Porta Vaga, these activities shall once again affirm the association of the title of the Virgen de la Soledad as also, the Virgin of Sorrows. As we all know, our dear Virgen de la Soledad is an icon of the Mother of God, depicting Her solitude on the night of the first Good Friday. Deeply saddened by the events that has transpired that day, the Blessed Mother chose to be alone in prayer and meditation, pondering over the great sufferings and ultimate sacrifice of the life of Her only Son, Jesus. Through these activities, we fervently hope to console our Lord and our Lady and be with them in their sorrows.
"Human beings shall never comprehend sufficiently the anguish and immensity of Mary's sorrows. Very few Christians partake of those sufferings and even fewer offer any consolation to Her."---St. Bridget of Sweden
"She remained beside Jesus, suffering and praying until the end.."---Pope Benedict XVI