Mass for the Brokenhearted

On the Feast of Saint Valentine the Carmelite Friars offer a “Mass for the Brokenhearted.” It is a “Spiritual Work of Mercy” to refuse to let someone grieve invisible and alone. Though grief is unavoidable, sorrow shared is sorrow cut in half. When we act this way, we “Bear one another’s burdens” and so “fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) .