Stabat Mater

Detail from the cycle of frescoes by Fra Angelico in San Marco in Florence, Italy.

The fresco is one of those painted on the walls of the monastery cells in San Marco.

On Fridays walk the way of the Cross with the Sorrowful Mother accompanying her son Jesus to the Cross.

Stabat mater dolorosa
juxta Crucem lacrimosa,
dum pendebat Filius.

At the Cross her station keeping,
stood the mournful Mother weeping,
close to her Son to the last.