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The 7 sorrows of mary


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The 7 sorrows of mary

  1. 1. Seven Sorrows of MaryIntroductory PrayerMy God, I offer You this rosary for Your glory, so I mayhonor Your Holy Mother, the Blessed Virgin, so I can shareand meditate upon her suffering. I humbly beg You to giveme true repentance for all my sins. Give me wisdom andhumility so that I may receive all the indulgences containedin this prayer.Act of ContritionO My God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You, and Idetest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven andthe pains of hell; but most of all because they offend You,my God. You Who are all good and deserving of all mylove. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to confessmy sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.Pray three (3) Haily Marys for the Tears of Mary
  2. 2. Seven Sorrows of MaryMost Merciful Mother, remind us always ofthe sorrow of your son, JesusFirst Sorrow of Mary –The prophecy ofSimeon Luke 2:22-35When the time came for their purification according to the law ofMoses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to theLord. Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name wasSimeon, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. He took Jesus up in hisarms and blessed God and said, "Lord, now lettest thou thy servantdepart in peace, according to thy word; for mine eyes have seen thysalvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples.And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him;and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold,this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a signthat is spoken against (and a sword will pierce through your ownsoul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.”Pray 1 Our Father and 7 Hail Marys
  3. 3. Seven Sorrows of MaryMost Merciful Mother, remind us always ofthe sorrow of your son, JesusSecond Sorrow of Mary -The flight into Egypt Matthew 2:13-21When the Magi had departed, behold, an angel of the Lordappeared to Joseph in a dream He said, "Rise, take the child andhis mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; forHerod is about to search for the child, to destroy him." Joseph roseand took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt,and remained there until the death of Herod. Then Herod, when hesaw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furiousrage. He sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in allthat region who were two years old or under. But when Herod died,behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph inEgypt. "Rise, take the child and his mother, and go to the land ofIsrael, for those who sought the childs life are dead." And he roseand took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel.Pray 1 Our Father and 7 Hail Marys
  4. 4. Seven Sorrows of MaryMost Merciful Mother, remind us always ofthe sorrow of your son, JesusThird Sorrow of Mary -The Loss of Jesus inthe Temple Luke 2:41-50Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of thePassover. And when he was twelve years old, they went upaccording to custom; When the feast was ended, as they werereturning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parentsdid not know it, but supposing him to be in the company they went adays journey, They sought him among their kinsfolk andacquaintances; and when they did not find him, they returned toJerusalem, seeking him. After three days they found him in thetemple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and askingthem questions. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treatedus so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for youanxiously." He said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did younot know that I must be in my Fathers house?”Pray 1 Our Father and 7 Hail Marys
  5. 5. Seven Sorrows of MaryMost Merciful Mother, remind us always ofthe sorrow of your son, JesusFourth Sorrow of Mary -Mary meets Jesuson the way to thecross John 19:1; Luke 23:26-32So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross. And asthey led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who wascoming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry itbehind Jesus And there followed him a great multitude of thepeople, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. But Jesusturning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me,but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the daysare coming when they will say, Blessed are the barren, and thewombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck! For ifthey do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it isdry?" And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (whichmeans the place of a skull).Pray 1 Our Father and 7 Hail Marys
  6. 6. Seven Sorrows of MaryMost Merciful Mother, remind us always ofthe sorrow of your son, JesusFifth Sorrow of Mary -Jesus dies on thecross Mark 15:22; John 19:18, 25-27; Mark 15:34; Luke 23:46And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which meansthe place of a skull). There they crucified him, and with him twoothers, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Standing bythe cross of Jesus were his Mother, and his Mothers sister, Marythe wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw hismother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said tohis mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" Then he said to thedisciple, "Behold, your Mother!" And from that hour the disciple tookher to his own home. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loudvoice, "Elo-i, Elo-i, lama sabach-thani?" which means, "My God,my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Then Jesus, crying with aloud voice, said, "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!" Andhaving said this he breathed his last.Pray 1 Our Father and 7 Hail Marys
  7. 7. Seven Sorrows of MaryMost Merciful Mother, remind us always ofthe sorrow of your son, JesusSixth Sorrow of Mary -Mary receives thedead body of herSon John 19:31-34, 38; Lamentations 1:12In order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on theSabbath, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, andthat they might be taken away. So the soldiers came and broke thelegs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him;but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead,they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers pierced his sidewith a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. After thisJoseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, asked Pilate thathe might take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him leave. So hecame and took away his body. "Is it nothing to you, all you who passby? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow.Pray 1 Our Father and 7 Hail Marys
  8. 8. Seven Sorrows of MaryMost Merciful Mother, remind us always ofthe sorrow of your son, JesusSeventh Sorrow of Mary - Jesus is laid in thetomb Matthew 27:59; John 19:38-42; Mark 15:46; Luke 27:55-56Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud,Nicodemus also, who had at first come to Jesus by night, camebringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred poundsweight. They took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen clothswith the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in theplace where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the gardena new tomb where no one had ever been laid. So because of theJewish day of Preparation, as the tomb was close at hand, they laidJesus there. And Joseph rolled a stone against the door of thetomb. The women who had come with him from Galilee followed,and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid. Then they returned,and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they restedaccording to the commandment.Pray 1 Our Father and 7 Hail Marys
  9. 9. Seven Sorrows of MaryFor the Poor Souls in PurgatoryPray 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary & 1 Glory Be.Concluding PrayerQueen of Martyrs, your heart suffered so much, I beg you,by the merits of the tears you shed in these terrible andsorrowful times, to obtain for me and al the sinners of theworld the grace of complete sincerity and repentance.Amen.Pray three times (3x):Mary who was conceived without sin, and who suffered forus, pray for us.
  10. 10. The Seven Sorrows of Mary Chaplet of Mary
  11. 11. The Rosaryof the SevenSorrows  This rosary recalls the seven major sorrows that the Virgin Mary suffered through—albeit with love and compassion—during the life, trials, and agonizing death of her son, Jesus Christ. Its very special to the immaculate heart of the Blessed Mother, and she wants all of us to say it as often as possible, but especially on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows dates back to the Middle Ages, but it is gaining popularity following the Marian apparitions in Kibeho, Rwanda approved by the Catholic Church in 2001. During Marys apparitions to Marie-Claire Mukangango, she
  12. 12. The Rosaryof the SevenSorrows  assigned the young visionary a mission to reintroduce this special rosary to the world. Before her untimely death, Marie-Claire did just that, traveling widely to teach it to thousands of people, who then taught it to thousands of others. During her visitations to Kibeho, the Holy Virgin revealed that this rosary possesses immense spiritual power for those who say it sincerely. She promised that when prayed with an open and repentant heart, the rosary would win us the Lord’s forgiveness for our sins and free our souls from guilt and remorse. She also promised that over time, the
  13. 13. The Rosaryof the SevenSorrows  rosary would develop within us a deep understanding of why we sin, and that knowledge would give us the wisdom and strength to change or remove any internal flaws, weakness of character, or personality faults, causing unhappiness and keeping us from enjoying the joyous life God intended for us to live. The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows contains all the power you need to change your life for the better, obtain peace and happiness, realize your true potential, fulfill all your dreams, and grow closer to God’s light. During one of her many apparitions to
  14. 14. The Rosaryof the SevenSorrows  Marie-Claire, the Holy Virgin suggested that it be prayed as often as possible, but especially on Tuesdays and Fridays: Tuesday being the day Mary first appeared to Mary-Claire, and Friday being the day Christ was crucified. The Blessed Mother also stressed that the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows is intended to complement—and in no way replace— the traditional rosary. Pray both rosaries regularly and you’ll be doubly blessed!
  15. 15. The Rosaryof the SevenSorrows  The Blessed Virgin Mary revealed to St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) that seven graces are granted to the souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Marys and meditating on her tears and dolors. Below are the graces:   3.I will grant peace to your families. 4.You will be enlightened about the divine mysteries. 5.I will console you in your pains and I will accompany you in their work.
  16. 16. The Rosaryof the SevenSorrows  1. I will give you as much as you ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of your soul. 2. I will defend you in your spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect you at every instant of your life. 3. I will visibly help you at the moment of your death, you will see the face of your Mother. 4. I have obtained (This Grace) from my divine Son, that you who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all your sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be your eternal consolation and joy.