The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows

 

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

FIRST SORROW "The Prophecy of Simeon":

How great was the shock to Mary's heart at hearing the sorrowful words in which Simeon foretold the bitter passion and death of her sweet Jesus. Dear Mary, abtain for me a true sorrow for my sins . . .
1 Our Father and 7 Hail Mary

SECOND SORROW "The Flight into Egypt":

Consider the sharp sorrow which Mary felt when she and Joseph had to suddenly flee by night in order to preserve her beloved Child from the slaughter decreed by Herod. What anguich was hers; how great her privations in that long journey. What sufferings she bore in that land of exile.
1 Our Father and 7 Hail Mary

THIRD SORROW "The Loss of Jesus in the Temple":

How dread was the grief of Mary when she realized that she had lost her beloved Son. Filled with worry and weariness, she and Joseph returned to Jerusalem, and for three long days sought Jesus, untill finding Him in the temple.
1 Our Father and 7 Hail Mary

FOURTH SORROW "Mary Meets Jesus on the way to Calvary":

Come, O sinners, come and see if you can endure so sad a sight. This Mother, so tender and loving, meets her beloved Son amid those who drag Him to a cruel death. Consider, O dear people, the tremendous grief as their eyes met - the sorrow of the blessed mother thus beholding her Son.
1 Our Father and 7 Hail Mary

FIFTH SORROW "Jesus Dies on the Cross":

Look upon the two sacrifices on Calvary - one, the body of Jesus; the other, the heart of Mary. Sad is the sight of that dear Mother seeing her beloved Son cruelly nailed to the tree of the cross. She stood at the foot of the cross and heard her Son promise heaven to a thief and forgive His enemies. His last words are centered on His mother and are directed to us, Behold Thy Mother! Let us resolve always to look upon Mary as our Mother and remember that she never fails her children.
1 Our Father and 7 Hail Mary

SIXTH SORROW "Mary Received the Body of Jesus in her Arms":

Ponder the bitter sorrow which rent the heart of Mary when the body of her dear Jesus was lowered from the cross and placed in her arms. O mournful Mother, our hearts are softened with sorrow upon seeing such affliction.
1 Our Father and 7 Hail Mary

SEVENTH SORROW "Jesus is Placed in the Tomb":

The most tragic day in history ends, and all that is left for the Mother is to accompany her Son's Body to the grave. What grief was hers as she gazed a last time on the lifeless body of her Son, and the great stone was rolled to seal the entrance to the tomb.
1 Our Father and 7 Hail Mary

3 Ave Marias for the tears Mary shed because of the suffering of her son.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

 

 

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