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

Today, priests can say the Mass of Our Lady of Sorrows, 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

Here 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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