Sunday, 15 September 2013

Our Lady of Sorrows.... the Seven sorrows of Mary

Today, Sunday 15th September is the feast of our lady of Sorrows. There is a devotion that is linked to our lady of Sorrows. It is the Seven Sorrows of Mary.

In this devotion the faithful say daily one Our Father and seven Hail Marys for each of her sorrows which are listed below:
  1. The Prophecy of Simeon. (Luke 2:34-35) or the Circumcision of Christ
  2. The Flight into Egypt. (Matthew 2:13)
  3. The loss of the child Jesus in the Temple. (Luke 2:43-45)
  4. Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary.
  5. Jesus dies on the cross. (John 19:25)
  6. The piercing of the side of Jesus, and Mary's receiving the body of Jesus in her arms. (Matthew 27:57-59)
  7. The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb. (John 19:40-42)
These Seven Sorrows should not be confused with the five Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.

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