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.
These beautiful prayers were allegedly given to St. Bridget of Sweden by our blessed Lord with the instruction that they were to be recited everyday for twelve (12) years. There are five (5) promises – again, alleged – made to those who complete this task. These promises are stupendous and are not approved by Holy Mother Church. This poster, who knows no better than you and does not wish to lead you into error, personally – personally – has faith in the supernatural origin of both, though does not reproduce the latter here for your consideration.
These beautiful prayers were given to St. Bridget of Sweden by our Lord after she had meditated intently on His Passion. These are to be prayed everyday for 1 full year and it is alleged that there are significant graces promised to those who complete this exacting task. The Church has given approbation to the prayers, though not to the alleged promises and has further indicated these unapproved promises are not to be published or promoted.