OUR LADY OF SORROWS

FEAST DAY:  SEPTEMBER 15TH

This feast day recognizes the great suffering Our Blessed Mother endured when her Son Jesus was abused, persecuted and put to death.  Specifically the Catholic Church recognizes the Seven Sorrows that Our Blessed Mother had to endure.  They are:

SEVEN SORROWS OF THE BLESSED MOTHER

  1. 1) THE PROPHECY OF SIMEON.
    (St. Luke II, 34, 35)
  2. 2) THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT.
    (St. Matthew II, 13-14)
  3. 3) THE LOSS OF THE CHILD JESUS IN THE TEMPLE.
    (St. Luke II, 43-45)
  4. 4) THE MEETING OF JESUS AND MARY ON THE WAY OF THE CROSS.
  5. 5) THE CRUCIFIXION.
  6. 6) THE TAKING DOWN OF THE BODY OF JESUS FROM THE CROSS.
  7. 7) THE BURIAL OF JESUS.
    (John 19: 38-42)

 

Background and history of this Feast Day:  http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0364.html

Saint Alphonsus di Liguori teaching on Mary's great sorrows