Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

Our Lady of Sorrows is honored with feasts on September 15 and on the Friday of Passion week, this coming Friday.  I have always had a great love for Our Lady of Sorrows and love singing the beautiful "Stabat Mater" during the Stations of the Cross.  Meditating upon the sorrowful countenance of our gentle Mother, bowed low over the body of her Son as she holds him near her grief-stricken heart, fills my being with true sorrow for my sins, for my selfishness and weakness.  May the image of Our Lady of Sorrows remain before our eyes throughout the remainder of Lent, filling our hearts with a true horror of sin  and a desire to perform penance for our sins and and the sins committed throughout the world.  

You can find additional prayers to Our Lady of Sorrows in the following posts:


Litany of the Sorrowful Mother

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Mother of Christ, pray for us.
Mother of Our Saviour Crucified, pray for us.
Mother most Sorrowful, pray for us.
Mother most tearful, pray for us.
Mother most afflicted, pray for us.
Mother most lonely, pray for us.
Mother most desolate, pray for us.
Mother pierced by the sword of sorrow, pray for us.

Queen of martyrs, pray for us.
Comfort of the sorrowful, pray for us.
Help of the needy, pray for us.
Protectress of the forsaken, pray for us.
Support of widows and orphans, pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us.
Hope of the troubled, pray for us.
Haven of the ship-wrecked, pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Hope of the despairing, pray for us.
Mother of mercy, pray for us.

Through thy poverty in the stable of Bethlehem, pray for us.
Through thy sorrow at the prophecy of Simeon, pray for us.
Through thy sad flight into Egypt, pray for us.
Through thy anxiety when seeking thy lost Child, pray for us.
Through thy grief when seeing thy divine Son persecuted, pray for us.
Through thy fear and anxiety when Jesus was apprehended, pray for us.
Through thy pain caused by the treason of Judas and the denial of Peter, pray for us.
Through thy sad meeting with Jesus on the way of the Cross, pray for us.
Through the tortures of thy loving Heart at the Crucifixion of Jesus, pray for us.
Through thy agony at the death of Jesus, pray for us.
Through the sword of sorrow that pierced thy heart when the side of Jesus was transfixed by the
lance, pray for us.
Through thy lamentations over the dead Body of thy divine Son lying on thy bosom, pray for us.
Through thy deep mourning at His tomb, pray for us.
Through thy desolation after the burial of Jesus, pray for us.
Through the tears thou didst shed for thy beloved Son, pray for us.
Through thy wonderful resignation to the will of God in all thy sufferings, pray for us.

O Queen of peace, pray for us.
In all our tribulations, pray for us.
In our illnesses and pains, pray for us.
In our sorrows and afflictions, pray for us.
In our need and destitution, pray for us.
In our fears and dangers, pray for us.
In the hour of our death, pray for us.
On the Day of Judgment, pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Lord.

Pray for us, O Sorrowful Virgin, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray.  We beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, let Thy Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose holy soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow at the hour of Thy Passion, implore Thy mercy for us, both now and at the hour of our death, Who livest and reignest, world without end.  Amen.


God bless!
+JMJ+

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