OL of Sorrows(Sep.15)

Sep 15, 2012 by

September 15

Saint Mary,

Our Lady of Sorrows



Extract from Our Lady of Sorrows:  “The principal biblical references to Mary’s sorrows are in Lk 2:35 and Jn 19:26-27. The Lucan passage is Simeon’s prediction about a sword piercing Mary’s soul; the Johannine passage relates Jesus’ words to Mary and to the beloved disciple. Many early Church writers interpret the sword as Mary’s sorrows, especially as she saw Jesus die on the cross. Thus, the two passages are brought together as prediction and fulfillment. St. Ambrose (Dec. 7) in particular sees Mary as a sorrowful yet powerful figure at the cross. Mary stood fearlessly at the cross while others fled. Mary looked on her Son’s wounds with pity, but saw in them the salvation of the world. See also:  Our Lady of Sorrows–(articles, pictures) (multilingual), Nuestra Señora de los Dolores (Sp), Maria Addolorata (It), Notre-Dame des Douleurs (Fr), Our Lady of Sorrows, Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows.  Videos: 2007 Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows (opera), Our Lady of Sorrows, Seven sorrows of our Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,, Seven Sorrows of Mary – Part 1 – April 11 2009, Devotion to the Seven Sorrows (Dolors) of Mary.


The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows, on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Hospital fire in Romania. (August 16, 2010) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: August 30-September 12, 2010.




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