Have you ever heard of The Seven Sorrows of Mary? (My Full YouTube Video is below) The Seven Sorrows is a very powerful and simple devotion that Mary shared with St. Brigid. This is one of my favorite devotions! Let me share why — when we participate in this devotion, we get to partake in comforting Mary. We walk through her sorrows with her, and we get to be there for her so she is not lonely. God does not experience time the way we do, so we really are there consoling her! How beautiful is that? Here are the promises Mary makes to us when we walk this journey with her:
the seven promises
1. I will grant peace to their families.
2. They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.
3. I will console them in their pains, and I will accompany them in their work.
4. I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my Divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.
5. I will defend them in their spiritual battles, and I will protect them at every instance of their lives.
6. I will help them at the moment of their death, and they will see the face of their mother.
7. I have obtained this grace from my Divine Son that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven, and my Son will be their eternal consolation and joy.
Aren’t those so comforting? To pray this devotion, recite each sorry followed by a Hail Mary, the seven sorrows of Mary Rosary is one Our Father then 7 Hail Mary’s for each sorrow. Try your best to really meditate on each sorrow. Mary wants us to be there with her, to console her. She in turn will do the same for us. Remember that Mary is your mother. You are never alone. Here the sorrows to meditate on:
The Seven Sorrows
1. Simon’s prophecy a sword will pierce Mary’s heart
2. The flight to Egypt
3. The loss of Jesus Christ in the temple of Jerusalem
4. The meeting of Jesus and Mary on the way to the cross
5. Mary witnesses the crucifixion and the death of Jesus on the cross
6. The body of Jesus is taken down and laid in the arms of Mary
7. The burial of her son Jesus with Mary’s tears and loneliness
That’s it! It’s quick but powerful. I try to pray this once a day. If you haven’t prayed this devotion before, I’d like to invite you to start today. God bless!