Does Our Lady suffer in heaven?


On the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the priest explained that, “…our sins on earth cause Our Lady to suffer in heaven.”

Is there anything in the Church’s Teachings that explains how this happens?



No one suffers in heaven–no one! Father was trying to impress upon his listeners that sinful behavior is so contrary to Mary’s wishes. But his fervor caused his statement to run off the tracks.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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