The Seven Sorrows of Mary

Key to understanding the Seven Sorrows (Dolors) of Mary, and thus consoling her, is to recognise that the more she loved Jesus (and she loved Him perfectly) the more intensely sorrow filled her Immaculate Heart. Her martyrdom lasted 33 years, for St. Simeon revealed to her in excruciating detail what lay ahead for her dearest son, our Lord Jesus Christ. As such, all her joys became inexorably coloured with sorrow. And she endured these pains perfectly, with patience, humility and obedience, offering them to Almighty God for the salvation of poor sinners.

Prayers to Our Lady

Traditional Prayers and Devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of God.