SEPTEMBER: Month dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September is traditionally associated with the Seven Sorrows devotion.

Back in 2019, because the Church is pretty obviously hurtling into chaos from the top down, I determined to write reflections on the Seven Sorrows of Mary.  I started writing these when we were a week out from the Feast of the Seven Sorrows which occurs after Exaltation of the Cross. I just started writing. It only occurred after I posted that I would have to do all Seven, one a day.

So here are links to the Our Lady of Sorrows Project.

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

Music for meditation.

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  1. Imrahil says:

    I did think it was the month dedicated to the holy Angels…


  2. happymom says:

    My kids love this one.


  3. Amina says:

    We will try to use these reflections tomorrow, myself, mom and sis. Fr. Fulton Sheen wrote pages of 7 sorrow reflections in one his books; I was only able to read a paragraph from each and it took months to finish. Reflections of the 7 sorrows seem to be rich with insight. Our current favorite 7 sorrow booklet references one of the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit with each sorrow and concludes with a short prayer to St Gabriel Possenti of Our Lady of Sorrows. St Joseph figures greatly in the 7 sorrows also, Only recently I am appreciating the tremendous responsibility of his charge, that he executed so laudably. I believe it was necessary for him to pass away before the passion, because I doubt he would have allowed it.

  4. Amina says:

    Eh, not liking my st Joseph phrasing. Not that it was necessary for him to pass away- just I believe st joseph pledged that no harm would befall the Christ child, and God the father would not allow St. Joseph to witness any cruelty.

  5. Amina says:

    We just finished reading the first paragraph of each. I will print, it is going to take time to finish. I would definitely buy this in book form.

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