The Seven Sorrows of Mary

 

First Dolor: Simeonís Prophecy
"I compassionate thee O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of the grief suffered by thy tender Immaculate Heart at the prophesy of the aged holy Simeon.  O dearest Mother, through thy afflicted heart implore for me the virtue of humility and the Gift of the Fear of the Lord." (Pray one Hail Mary)

Second Dolor: The Flight into Egypt
I compassionate thee, O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of those distressing fears which thy affectionate heart endured on the flight to Egypt and during thy sojourn there.  O dearest Mother, through this thy anxious heart, implore for me the virtue of generosity, particularly for the poor, and the gift of Piety.  (Pray one Hail Mary)

Third Dolor: Jesus Lost in the Temple
"I compassionate thee, O Sorrowful Mother Mary, on the account of that anxiety which thy worried heart endured in the loss of thy beloved Child Jesus.  O dearest Mother, through this thy exceedingly troubled Immaculate Heart, implore for me the virtue of chastity and the Gift of Knowledge." (Pray one Hail Mary)

Fourth Dolor: Meeting with Jesus Carrying His Cross
"I compassionate thee, O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account that horror with which thy motherly heart was stricken when meeting Jesus, bearing his cross.  O dearest Mother, through this thy exceedingly oppressed Immaculate Heart, implore for me the virtue of Patience and the Gift of Fortitude." (Pray one Hail Mary)

Fifth Dolor: The Crucifixion
"I compassionate thee, O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of that martyrdom which tortured thy magnanimous heart at the death-agony of thy Son, Jesus.  O dearest Mother, through this thy martyred Immaculate Heart, implore for me the virtue of Temperance and the Gift of Counsel."(Pray one Hail Mary)

Sixth Dolor: The Thrust of the Lance to Jesus' Side
"I compassionate thee, O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of the anguish inflicted upon thy tender heart by the thrust of the lance that opened the side of thy Son, Jesus and pierced His most adorable Heart.  O dearest Mother, through this vicarious transfixion of thy own Immaculate Heart, implore for me the virtue of Brotherly Love and the Gift of Understanding." (Pray one Hail Mary)

Seventh Dolor: Jesus is Laid in the Sepulcher
"I compassionate thee, O Sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of that agony of soul which racked thy most loving heart at the burial of thy Son, Jesus.  O dearest Mother, through this extreme torment that filled thy burdened Immaculate Heart, implore for me the virtue of Zeal and the Gift of Wisdom" (Pray one Hail Mary)

 


 

 

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