Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows became a standard devotion in the Church around the 14th century. Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows is very ancient and over time pious customs have been developed to enter into the heart of Mary that was pierced so … Feeling crushed could not overcome it. If you ask her to help you trust God to bless and keep your children — no matter their life choices — then you will maintain interior peace as she did. There are seven sorrows of Mary. The favor was granted him; his dear Mother appeared to him, and with her Jesus Christ also appeared; the saint then heard Mary ask her Son to grant some special grace to all those who are devoted to her dolors. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5f8638130d177e73 I have a son born the 27th of December who had several medical issues in his life and I have compared to some degree the love and sorrow Our Lady experienced for her Son and given my son to Her as I can do nothing in my power to help him. Former Swiss Guard Serves a Feast for the Imagination in, The Lost Riches of Catholic Catechisms with Aaron Seng of Tradivox, The Catholic Faith in Public Life After the 2020 Election with Derek Rotty, We Can Spiritually Grow Together While Social Distancing | Simone Rizkallah. Or, in a word: the cross. How great her privations in that long journey! Whose heart would not be softened, seeing affliction which would move a stone? Introductory Prayer: My God, I offer You this Rosary for Your glory, so I can honor your Holy Mother, the Blessed Virgin, so I can share and meditate upon her suffering. It was revealed to St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) that devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary's Seven Sorrows would bring great signal graces. He arose and took the child and His mother by night, and retired into Egypt: and He was there until the death of Herod." As Our Lady of Sorrows, she reveals what is hidden in our hearts (based on Simeon’s prophecy — “so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed” from Luke 2: 35). Through Thee, JESUS CHRIST, SAVIOR of the world, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. We have a loving mother to show us the way. Sometimes we only need someone to sit with and cry with. Ask Our Lady for the fidelity to follow Jesus all the way to the Cross and to the end of your life. – Luke XXIII, 27. He enjoys playing with his kids, sports, reading, and writing. – Mark XV, 43-46. The Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows is a beautiful tradition in the Church and allows a soul to walk the via matris, following Mary who kept all of these sorrows in her heart. I feel Mary knows my heart and my pain and am thankful for Her motherly love. When you accepted John as your son, at the foot of the Cross, we too were accepted by you as your children. Many people have lost their farms, homes, and livestock. Everyone else had fled, out of fear, shame, confusion, or embarrassment. Here are my reflections on each, to guide you in your own burgeoning devotion to her under this title. 400). The Second Sorrow of the Blessed Virgin was when she was obliged to fly into Egypt by reason of the persecution of cruel Herod, who impiously sought to slay her well beloved Son. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. A soldier’s lance emptied Jesus’ body of what little fluid remained. The devotion has a long history, although it was not officially promulgated by the Church until the early nineteenth century. Even worse for Mary was knowing what awaited Jesus at the top of Calvary. Our Lady tenderly caresses her Son’s limp body, His flesh hanging everywhere. The Seven Sorrows. Who smiles like this near the moment of death? Is it wrong to leave Mass after Communion? Developing a devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows can help us pick up our daily crosses. Develop a devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows. The current Roman Missal, which celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15, still provides an alternative prayer for today (Friday in the Fifth Week of Lent), remembering Mary’s own bitter passion as we enter into Holy Week.