I read the folllowing Walsingham prayer- which is sorely needed for the Catholics of England at the moment:
Prayer to Mary, Our Lady of Walsingham
**O Mary, recall the solemn moment when Jesus,
your divine Son, dying on the Cross,
confided us to your maternal care. **
You are our Mother, we desire ever to remain your devout children.
Let us therefore feel the effects of your powerful intercession with Jesus Christ.
make your Name again glorious in the shrine once renowned throughout England by your visits, favours, and many miracles.
Pray, O holy Mother of God, for the conversion of England, restoration of the sick, consolation for the afflicted, repentance of sinners, peace to the departed.
O blessed Mary, Mother of God, our Lady of Walsingham, intercede for us.
…so I encourage brothers and sisters to pray this prayer also.
My question was - Is there any teaching on why Jesus chose this moment to entrust Mary to John, and to make us aware that Mary is our mother, too?
I wonder why this doesn’t seem to have been mentioned after the resurrection?
I wonder if maybe he chose this time as the time when his words would be most noticed. That every word he spoke would have been strained and difficult because of His pain, and therefore we would take due note of the significance of this timing. And furthermore, it would have served as a comfort to his Mother and to John.
That’s my theory which I’ve kind of worked out while typing this post!! Any feedback and further thoughts welcome…!