The Sorrows of Our Lady





Dear Little hearts,

There is no suffering a mother, a daughter, a son, a father, sister or a brother can experience that has not passed through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Mother of Sorrows understands all that we struggle with in the vale of Tears. She who stood so faithfully at the foot of the Cross, we also stand at the foot of our crosses unto the end. Over the next few days we will explore the seven mysteries of the Dolour Rosary. For any of you are unfamiliar with the Rosary of Sorrows the mysteries are listed below.



This devotion was instituted in the 13th century in honour of the Seven Sorrows the Blessed Virgin Mary endured by her Divine Son. It is practiced upon a Chaplet made up of seven times seven beads, each section of seven beads are divided from the rest by medals, representing the seven principal sorrows of her life. The Hail Mary has to be said on each of the beads, with one Our Father before every seven Hail Marys; and at the end of all, three Hail Marys are to be said, in honour of the Sorrowful Tears of Our Lady.


Our Father, and seven Hail Marys,

1) The Prophesy of Simeon .

Our Father, seven Hail Marys

2) The Flight into Egypt

Our Father, seven Hail Marys

3) The Loss of the Child Jesus for Three Days.

Our Father, seven Hail Marys

4) The Sorrowful Meeting of Jesus & Mary Along the Way of The Cross.

Our Father, seven Hail Marys

5) Mary Watches Her Divine Son Suffer and Die upon the Cross.

Our Father, seven Hail Marys

6) Jesus is Struck by the Lance of a soldier, Taken Down from the Cross and Placed in His Poor Mother’s Arms.

Our Father, seven Hail Marys

7) Mary Watches as the Body of Her Divine Son is Buried in a Tomb.

End the Chaplet with 3 Hail Marys in honour of Our Lady’s Tears.




Love Mary!…

She is lovable,

faithful, constant.


She will never let herself be outdone in love,
but will ever remain supreme.

If you are in danger, she will hasten to free you.

If you are troubled, she will console you.

If you are sick, she will bring you relief.

If you are in need, she will help you.

She does not look to see what kind of person you have been.

She simply comes to a heart that wants to love her.

She comes quickly and opens her merciful heart to you,
embraces you and consoles and serves you.

She will even be at hand to accompany you on the trip to eternity…

– St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

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