Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear.
Our Lady alone never lost hope, she who suffered most with Him. She stood at the foot of the Cross and spiritually suffered and died with her Divine Son. She is the Queen of Martyrs.
Let us keep watch with her as she waits in hope and prayer for His return.
One of our favorite chants for these days: Vexilla Regis. The beautiful words and translation can be found here.