Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September is the month we devote to the Our Lady of Sorrows, as September 15 is her Feast Day. I wished to provide a brief introduction to Our Lady of Sorrows as we contemplate her suffering this upcoming month.

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
I.    The Prophecy of Simeon (Luke 2:34-35)
II.   The Flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13)
III.  The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:43-45)
IV.  Mary Meets Jesus on the Way to Calvary (Luke 23:26)
V.   Jesus Dies on the Cross (John 19:25)
VI. Mary Receives the Body of Jesus in her Arms (Matthew 27:57-59)
VII.The Body of Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb (John 19:40-42)

The Seven Sorrows of Our Lady

Mother of Sorrows Prayer
As Your Son was raised on the cross, His Mother Mary stood by Him, sharing His suffereing. May she, who is also our spiritual Mother and Patroness in Heaven, help us to find renewed strength at the cross of Christ and so come to share in His rising to new life, where He lives and regns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

Mary receives the dead body of Jesus in her arms 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Post! The pics provided are fantastic and very meaningful.

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