Today we remember the Sorrows of our Blessed Mother, deriving strength from her to bear our own sorrows with faith and trust. To pray the chaplet of Our Lady of Sorrows pray 1 Our Father and 7 Hail Mary for each Sorrow. May Our Lady of Sorrows increase in our hearts love and gratitude to Christ for all he suffered for love of us.
1. The Prophecy of Simeon
2. The flight into Egypt
3. The Child Jesus Lost in the Temple
4. Mary meets Jesus carrying the Cross
5. Mary at the foot of the Cross
Here is a quote from Jesus to Sr. Josefa Menendez in the Way of Divine Love:
“Come a little further with Me…There you will see My blessed Mother, who heart is pierced with grief. ...Consider the martyrdom of these two hearts. What does this Mother love more than her Son?...And far from being able to help Him, she knows that the sight of her anguish increases His... See those eyes fixed on Mine, as Mine, dulled and blinded with blood are fixed on hers! No word is spoken, but what a world of intercourse our two hearts exchange in one heartrending glance…”
V. Pray for us, O most sorrowful Virgin.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
Lord Jesus, we now implore, both for the present and for the hour of our death, the intercession of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother, whose holy soul was pierced at the time of Thy passion by a sword of grief. Grant us this favor, O Savior of the world, Who liveth and reigneth with the Father and the Holy Ghost, forever and ever. Amen.
SISTERS OF REPARATION
"Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ" Colossians 3:23-24.