Friday after 1st Passion Sunday: Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows and the “Our Lady of Sorrows Project”

Today, Friday after 1st Passion Sunday, and a 1st Friday this year, we commemorate Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows.  Priests can say the Mass of Our Lady of Sorrows today, with counter-intuitive white vestments, a Gloria and other aspects usually abandoned during Passiontide.   It is a striking liturgical moment.  I will say this Mass in today’s live stream at Noon, CDT.

Some time ago, I wrote a series of reflections on the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin.  I invite you to have a look.   Our Lady of Sorrows Project

Jere are links to the individual posts

1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon
2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt
3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem
4th Sorrow – Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary
5th Sorrow – The Crucifixion of Jesus
6th Sorrow – The Piercing of the Side of Jesus, and His Deposition
7th Sorrow – The Burial of Jesus

Today, Friday in Passiontide, the Roman Station is at Santo Stefano Rotondo.

This image of Our Lady of Sorrows is from that very basilica.

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  1. ChrisP says:

    I find myself suddenly struck by the awesome, Divinely inspired coincidence of the first Marian Sorrow also being a part of the 4th Joyful Mystery of the Rosary. Joy always comforts and transforms sorrow.

    Like Malchizidek, Simeon appears from almost nowhere, yet has such an important “bit part” in the story of our salvation. The heart and belief are much more powerful than we know, I am convinced that will be a revelation to each soul at our appointed time.

    Lord, let my belief be as faithful as Simeon’s and my heart as loving as Mary’s.

  2. HeatherPA says:

    Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows is very effecatious and helps tremendously with spiritual advancement.

    Additionally, Father Chad Ripperger recommends praying to Our Lady of Sorrows specifically for the origin when one suspects a demonically plagued issue in their life. If it is from the Evil One, through sincere prayer, Our Lady will reveal
    the origin and what one should do to amend the situation or if one must suffer it (and for what reason).
    He discusses this in his book “Deliverance Prayers for the Laity”.

  3. Luluizel says:

    Where do you do live stream ?

    [HERE at this blog and HERE on my YouTube channel.]

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