Seven Sorrows of The Blessed Mother
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son,
The First Sorrow
Luke 2: 25-35 DRV
behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, and this man was just and
devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Ghost was in
The Second Sorrow
Matthew 2: 13-15~ DRV
13 And after they were departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying: Arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt: and be there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that Herod will seek the child to destroy him. 14 Who arose, and took the child and his mother by night, and retired into Egypt: and he was there until the death of Herod: 15 That it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: Out of Egypt have I called my son.
The Third Sorrow
Luke 2: 41-50~ DRV
his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch, 42
And when he was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, according to
the custom of the feast, 43 And having fulfilled the days, when they
returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and his parents knew it
not. 44 And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day's journey,
and sought him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance. 45 And not finding
him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him.
Luke 23: 27-29 DRV
27 And there followed him a great multitude of people, and of women, who bewailed and lamented him. 28 But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 29 For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the paps that have not given suck.
The Fifth Sorrow
John 19: 25-30~ DRV
25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen. 26 When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. 27 After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own. 28 Afterwards, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said: I thirst. 29 Now there was a vessel set there full of vinegar. And they, putting a sponge full of vinegar and hyssop, put it to his mouth. 30 Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost.
The Sixth Sorrow
Psalm 130~ DRV
1 Lord, my heart is not exalted: nor are my eyes lofty. Neither have I walked in great matters, nor in wonderful things above me. 2 If I was not humbly minded, but exalted my soul: As a child that is weaned is towards his mother, so reward in my soul. 3 Let Israel hope in the Lord, from henceforth now and for ever.
The Seventh Sorrow
~Luke 23: 50-56 DRV
50 And behold there was a man named Joseph, who was a counsellor, a good and just man, 51 (The same had not consented to their counsel and doings;) of Arimathea, a city of Judea; who also himself looked for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. 53 And taking him down, he wrapped him in fine linen, and laid him in a sepulchre that was hewed in stone, wherein never yet any man had been laid. 54 And it was the day of the Parasceve, and the sabbath drew on. 55 And the women that were come with him from Galilee, following after, saw the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
Prayer of Adoration
4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and magnify thy name? For thou only art holy: for all nations shall come, and shall adore in thy sight, because thy judgments are manifest.
Glory Be to the Father,
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us and for our children.