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The Loss of Jesus in the Temple for Three Days
Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom.

After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it.

Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.

After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers.

When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety." And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?"

But they did not understand what he said to them. He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.
Luke 2:41-51
Pray one Our Father and 7 Hail Marys after meditating on the Dolor
Some writers assert, and not without reason, that this dolor was not only one of the greatest, but that it was the greatest and most painful of all. For in the first place, Mary in her other dolors had Jesus with her; she suffered when St. Simeon uttered the prophecy in the temple; she suffered in the flight to Egypt, but always with Jesus; but in this dolor she suffered at a distance from Jesus, without knowing where he was: "And the light of my eyes itself is not with me." Thus, with tears, she then exclaimed: "Ah, the light of my eyes, my dear Jesus, is not more with me; he is far from me. I know not where he is!"
The Lord is good to the soul that seeketh him. Make me to seek him as I ought to seek him. Thou art the gate through which all find Jesus; through thee I too hope to find him.
Song of Songs 3:3
Unhappy and truly wretched are those souls who have lost God. If Mary wept for the absence of her Son for three days, how ought sinners to weep who have lost divine grace, to whom God says: “You are not my people, and I will not be yours.” For sin does this, namely, it separates the soul from God: “Your iniquities have divided between you and your God.” Hence, if even sinners possess all the goods of earth and have lost God, every thing on earth becomes vanity and affliction to them, as Solomon confessed: “Behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” But as St. Augustine says: The greatest misfortune of these poor blind souls is, that if they lose an ox, they do not fail to go in search of it; if they lose a sheep, they use all diligence to find it; if they lose a beast of burden, they cannot rest, but they lose the highest good, which is God, and yet they eat and drink, and take their rest.
All excerpts from The Glories of Mary, Ch.IX, by St.Alphonsus Liguori; tr. P.J. Kenedy & Sons, N.Y. https://www.themostholyrosary.com/catholic-books-virgin-mary.htm
V. Incline unto my aid, O God!
R. O Lord, make haste to help me!

Pray Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end, Amen

I am compassionate to thee, O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of that anxiety which thy worried heart endured in the loss of thy beloved Child Jesus. O dearest Mother, through this thy exceedingly troubled heart, implore for me the Virtue of Chastity and the Gift of Knowledge.

Pray one Hail Mary
Jesus with the Doctors, by Gustave Doré, The Doré Bible Gallery, woodcuts; 1832-1883 https://catholic-resources.org
Southern steps of the Temple Mount, Jerusalem; https://en.wikipedia.org
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