Stabat Mater

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Christopher Cook introduces an emotional account of the Easter story as portrayed by a masterpiece of religious poetry. The Stabat Mater Dolorosa allows us to see the crucifixion from the agonising perspective of the Virgin Mary, a scene full of painful resonances with the experiences of modern-day mothers who themselves have suffered the ultimate pain of losing a son. Their story is told alongside contributions from writers, historians, musicians and religious figures.