The Church celebrates the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15 during the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. This season is represented by the colour green and embodies the symbols of hope, growth, and faith that the eternal harvest of Heaven and the resurrection will be granted to us. These are symbols also associated with Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows.
Mary, who knows of intense human suffering like any other, is a true example of keeping faithful, hopeful and perseverance amidst pain and injustice. During this month of September, as we reflect on the formidable nature of Our Lady of Sorrows, let us also try to emulate her qualities while our country and the world experience our own sorrow.
Mary is known to be represented by beautiful garlands and bouquets of flowers, but for a change and to respect the sombre nature of this liturgical season and this memorial, here are a few non-flowering plants that can be added to spruce up any home space.