Reverent, traditional, inviting and full of ministries; guided by the Augustinians we offer a beautiful backdrop for all of the sacraments to be received. Residing in a tree-covered, and quiet avenue in the Lansingburgh Community of Troy, N.Y. we are a heritage parish that invites you to attend Mass with us. We welcome you.
DEVOTION TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS
Let us now imagine to ourselves, the Divine Mother standing near her Son, expiring on the cross, and justly applying to herself the words of Jeremiah, thus addressing us: “O all ye that pass by the way, attend and see, if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow. O you who spend your lives upon earth, and pity me not, stop awhile to look at me, now that I behold this beloved Son, dying before my eyes; and then see if, amongst all those who are afflicted and tormented, a sorrow is to be found like unto my sorrow”. “No, O most suffering of all mothers”, replies Saint Bonaventure, “no more bitter grief than thine can be found; for no Son more dear than thine, can be found”. Ah, “there never was a more amiable Son in the world, than Jesus”, says Richard of Saint Lawrence; “nor has there ever been a mother, who more tenderly loved her Son, than Mary! But since there never has been in the world, a love like unto Mary’s love, how can any sorrow be found like unto Mary’s sorrow”?
St. Alphonsus Liguori, an excerpt of his sermon Mary, Queen of Martyrs