7 Sorrows of Mary

(author of photo: Georges Jansoone (JoJan) – artwork by Adriaen Isenbrant)

Traditionally in the Catholic Church, September is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary. The Seven Sorrows of Mary represent the suffering that Our Lady endured being the mother of Jesus.

It is a beautiful devotion; one that I just recently discovered. It must be one of those hidden devotions that aren’t practiced much any more. Too bad, too. It would be good for us to remember more often the sufferings Mary endured as the mother of the Savior.

The Seven Sorrows are:

1. The Prophecy of Simeon.
2. The Flight of Jesus, Mary and Joseph into Egypt.
3. The Loss of Jesus in the Temple.
4. Mary meets Jesus on the way of the Cross.
5. Jesus dies on the Cross.
6. Mary receives the dead body of Jesus.
7. Jesus is placed in the tomb.

To find more about the devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Mary go to the Catholic Tradition website; or, go to sevensorrows.com for the biblical basis of this devotion.

May you, during this month of September, draw ever closer with our Lord Jesus. God bless you.

Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day

I hope everyone is enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend. Don’t forget to say a prayer of thanks for all those who lost their lives for our freedom!

God bless our all our military men and women.

(P.S. Today is also the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Through her intercession, we pray for the safety and well-being of all our soldiers who are serving our country now or who are scheduled to be deployed soon.)