15 September 2010

Our Lady of Sorrows

The Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

O God, at Whose Passion, according to the prophecy of Simeon, a sword of sorrow pierced the most sweet soul of the glorious Virgin and Mother Mary: mercifully grant, that we who with devotion honor her Sorrows, may obtain the happy fruit of Thy Passion: Who livest and reignest...

The Seven Sorrows of Mary are (1) the prophecy of Simeon; (2) the flight into Egypt; (3) the loss of the child Jesus in the Temple; (4) her meeting with Jesus carrying His cross; (5) His crucifixion; (6) His deposition; (7) His entombment.

On a happier note entirely, it is also the birthday of one of our dear nephews: Alexander!

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