“And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed” St. Luke 2.35
read by Matthew Arnold
Devotion to the Sorrows of Mary is a traditional favorite among Catholics. Long approved by the Church, this devotion is part of her official liturgy; both the Holy Mass and the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours). In the Sorrows of Our Lady, we see a reflection of the suffering of the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord. Through devotion to her Sorrows we recall that to be her true children we must each pick up our cross daily and follow her Divine Son. Seven of Mary’s Sorrows or Dolors have been chosen for our special veneration.
This presentation includes:
- an Introduction to the history of the devotion
- the traditional Daily Devotion to the Seven Sorrows from the Raccolta
- the Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows
- and the Devotion to the Seven Dolors of Mary at the Death of Jesus (for a Happy Hour of Death)
The Devotions are accompanied by a subtle musical background, and include opening and concluding prayers plus two litanies of Our Sorrowful Mother approved for private use.