Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

Today, September 15th is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

There are traditionally seven events to reflect on:  sorrows (or dolors) in the life of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

  • The Prophecy of Simeon over the Infant Jesus (Luke 2:34) 
  •  The Flight into Egypt of the Holy Family (Matthew 2:13)
  •  The Loss of the Child Jesus for three days (Luke 2:43) 
  •  The Meeting of Jesus and Mary along the Way of the Cross (Luke 23:26) 
  •  The Crucifixion where Mary stands at the foot of the cross. (John 19:25)
  •  The Descent from the Cross where Mary receives the dead body of Jesus in her arms. (Matthew 27:57) 
  •  The Burial of Jesus. (John 19:40) 

 These things I have spoken to you, 
that in me you may have peace.
In the world you shall have distress:
but have confidence,
I have overcome the world.

John 16:33  

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