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Thursday, September 15, 2005
Thoughts on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
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As I sat today meditating on each one of Our Lady's sorrows I came to the one where Jesus' body is taken down from the Cross and I could only think of Michaelangelo's masterpiece of Mary holding Our Lord's lifeless body (The Pieta).

I encourage all to say some pray for Mary's intercession today on the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

Seven Sorrows of Mary:

1. The Prophecy of Simeon.
2. The Flight into Egypt.
3. The Loss of the Child Jesus for Three Days.
4. Meeting Jesus on the Way to Calvary.
5. The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus.
6. Jesus Taken Down from the Cross.
7. Jesus Laid in the Tomb.

Promises of the Devotion:

According to the visions of St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373)our Blessed Mother promises to grant seven gracesto those who honor her and draw near to her and her Son every day by meditating on her dolors (sorrows) and entering into her grief.

1. "I will grant peace to their families."
2. "They will be enlightened about the divine Mysteries."
3. "I will console them in their pains and will accompany them in their work."
4. "I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls."
5. "I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives."
6. "I will visibly help them at the moment of their death-- they will see the face of their mother."
7. "I have obtained this grace from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness, since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son will be their eternal consolation and joy."

Image Source: Believed to be in the Public Domain, Image of the Pieta

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