“Mary is alone. Alone with her dead son-God. Is it an unspeakable depth of anguish, an infinite agony? Yes, it is, but she remains standing, thus becoming a sublime example and monument of all virtues.
She hopes and she believes. During his life, Jesus had spoken of his death but also of his resurrection. Others may have forgotten his words, but she never forgot them. She kept these words in her heart, along with others, and meditated on them (cf. Lk. 2:51).
Therefore, she doesn’t give in to suffering: she waits.”
Source: Chiara Lubich during a telephone link up. Castel Gandolfo, Romea, 20th April 2000.