The Burial of the Body of Jesus


Reflections on Each of the Seven Dolors of Mary
On the Seventh Dolor, The Burial of the Body of Jesus

The sorrowful funeral train sets forth; the disciples place him on their shoulders; hosts of angels from heaven accompany him; those holy women follow him; and the afflicted mother follows in their company her Son to the grave.

In raising the stone to close the sepulchre, the disciples of the Saviour had to turn to the Virgin, and say to her: Now, oh Lady, we must close the sepulchre; have patience, look upon thy Son, and take leave of him for the last time.

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