Today's Saint

Our Lady of Sorrows

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This devotion began in the thirteenth century, recalling the Sorrows the Virgin Mother of God endured in the suffering and death of her Divine Son. The Seven Sorrows chaplet consists of seven Hail Marys For each of the seven Sorrows. One Our Father is said before each group of seven Hail Marys. On the three beads, three Hail Marys are said at the end of the prayer in honor of the Tears of our Sorrowful Mother. Following are the sorrows to meditate on.

THE FIRST SORROW: The Prophecy

Simeon tells our Sorrowful Mother of the bitter passion and death of Jesus, and that a sword shall pierce her heart too.

Our Father, Seven Hail Marys

THE SECOND SORROW: The Flight

Our Sorrowful Mother is forced to flee into Egypt to save her beloved Son from the death decreed by Herod.

Our Father, Seven Hail Marys

THE THIRD SORROW: The Loss

Our Sorrowful Mother is separated From Jesus for three long days while He is lost in Jerusalem.

Our Father, Seven Hail Marys

THE FOURTH SORROW: The Meeting

Our Sorrowful Mother meets Jesus on the road to Calvary and sees Him fall under the cruel weight of the cross.

Our Father, Seven Hail Marys

THE FIFTH SORROW: Jesus Dies

Our Sorrowful Mother watches as Jesus dies on the Cross.

Our Father, Seven Hail Marys

THE SIXTH SORROW: Mary Receives Jesus (Pieta)

Our Sorrowful Mother receives the dead body of Jesus in her arms.

Our Father, Seven Hail Marys

THE SEVENTH SORROW: The Burial

Our Sorrowful Mother sees Jesus placed in the tomb.

Our Father, Seven Hail Marys

THREE HAIL MARYS

Three Hail Marys are said in honor of the Tears of our Sorrowful Mother

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be for the intention of the Holy Father

Other Saints We Remember Today

St. Nicomedes (90), Martyr

St. Catherine of Genoa (1510), Widow

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