What is the meaning of: “A Sword Will Pierce Your Soul”?
In the fourth mystery of the Joyful Mysteries [Quartum Mysterium Gaudiosum: Presentatio (the Presentation in the Temple)] of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mysteria Gaudiosa), we read the following:
And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be ...
The fourth Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary is the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, where the holy man Simeon prophesied that (Luke 2:35) her
own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.
The Prophesy of Simeon is the first of the seven sorrows meditated upon in the devotion to the Sorrowful Mother.
In fact, ...