Lady of Sorrows Novena

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    The Seven Sorrows of Our Blessed Mother

    V. OGod,comeuntomyassistance.R. OLord,makehastetohelpme.V. GlorybetotheFather,andtotheSonandtotheHolySpirit.R. Asitwasinthebeginningisnowandeveryshallbe,worldwithoutend. Amen.I. ProphecyofSimeonIgrieveforthee,OMarymostsorrowful,intheafflictionofthytenderheartattheprophecyoftheholyandagedSimeon. DearMother,bythyheartsoafflicted,obtainformethevirtueofhumilityandthegiftoftheholyfearofGod. (SayoneOurFather,HailMaryandGloryBe.)II. FlightintoEgyptIgrieveforthee,OMarymostsorrowful,intheanguishofthymostaffectionateheartduringtheflightintoEgyptandthysojournthere. DearMother,bythyheartsotroubled,obtainformethevirtueofgenerosity,especiallytowardsthepoorandthegiftofpiety. (SayoneOurFather,HailMaryandGloryBe.)III. JesuslostintheTempleIgrieveforthee,OMarymostsorrowful,inthoseanxietieswhichtriedthytroubledheartatthelossofthydearJesus. DearMother,bythyheartsofullofanguish,obtainformethevirtueofchastityandthegiftofknowledge. (SayoneOurFather,HailMaryandGloryBe.)IV. MeetingJesusIgrieveforthe,OMarymostsorrowful,intheconsternationofthyheartatmeetingJesusasHecarriedHisCross. DearMother,bythyheartsotroubled,obtainformethevirtueofpatienceandthegiftoffortitude.(SayoneOurFather,HailMaryandGloryBe.)V. MaryatthefootoftheCrossIgrieveforthee,OMarymostsorrowfulinthemartyrdomwhichthygenerousheartenduredinstandingnearJesusinHisagony. DearMother,bythyheartafflictedinsuchwise,obtainformethevirtueoftemperanceandthegiftofcounsel. (SayoneOurFather,HailMaryandGloryBe.)VI. Jesus'HeartispiercedIgrieveforthee,OMarymostsorrowful,inthewoundingofthycompassionateheart,whenthesideofJesuswasstruckbythelanceandHisHeartwaspierced. DearMother,bythyheartthustransfixed,obtainformethevirtueoffraternalcharityandthegiftofunderstanding. (SayoneOurFather,HailMaryandGloryBe.)VII. BurialofJesusIgrieveforthee,OMarymostsorrowful,forthepangsthatwrenchedthymostlovingheartattheburialofJesus. DearMother,bythyheartsunkinthebitternessofdesolation,obtainformethevirtueofdiligenceandthegiftofwisdom. (SayoneOurFather,HailMaryandGloryBe.)V. Prayforus,OVirginmostsorrowful,R. ThatwemaybemadeworthyofthepromisesofChrist.Letuspray: Letintercessionbemadeforus,webeseechThee,OLordJesusChrist,nowandatthehourofourdeath,beforethythroneofThymercy,bytheBlessedVirginMary,ThyMother,whosemostholysoulwaspiercedbyaswordofsorrowinthehourofThybitterpassion. ThroughThee,JesusChrist,Saviorofthe

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    world,whowiththeFatherandtheHolyGhostlivestandreignestworldwithoutend. Amen.(Indulgenceof5yrsor7yrsifreciteddailyinSept:PiusVII,audienceJan.14,1815S.P.Ap.Oct.6,1935.)

    SalutationtoMary(bySt.JohnEudes)HailMary! DaughterofGodtheFather,HailMary! MotherofGodtheSon,HailMary! SpouseofGodtheHolyGhost,HailMary! TempleoftheMostBlessedTrinity,HailMary! CelestialRoseoftheineffableloveofGod,HailMary! Virginpureandhumble,ofwhomtheKingofHeavenwilledtobebornandwiththymilktobe

    nourished,HailMary! VirginofVirgins,HailMary! QueenofMartyrs,whosesoulaswordtransfixed,HailMary! LadymostBlessed,untowhomallpowerinHeavenandearthisgiven,HailMary! MyQueenandmyMother,mylife,mysweetnessandmyhope,HailMary! MothermostAmiable,HailMary! MothermostAdmirable,HailMary! MotherofDivineLove,HailMary! Immaculate;conceivedwithoutsin,HailMary! Fullofgrace,theLordiswiththee,blessedartthouamongwomenandblessedthefruitofthy

    womb,Jesus!BlessedbethySpouse,St.Joseph,BlessedbethyFather,St.Joachim,BlessedbethyMother,St.Anne,BlessedbethyGuardian,St.John,BlessedbethyHolyAngel,St.Gabriel,Glory

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    GlorybetoGodtheSon,wholovedthee,GlorybetoGodtheHolyGhost,whoespousedthee,OGloriousVirginMary,mayallmenloveandpraiseThee.HolyMary,MotherofGod! Prayforusandblessus,nowandatdeathinthenameofJesus,thyDivineSon!Letuspray: Mary,mostholyVirginandQueenofMartyrs,acceptthesincerehomageofmyfilialaffection.Intothyheart,piercedbysomanyswords,dothouwelcomemypoorsoul. ReceiveitasthecompanionofthysorrowsatthefootoftheCross,onwhichJesusdiedfortheredemptionoftheworld. Withthee,OsorrowfulVirgin,Iwillgladlysufferallthetrials,contradictions,andinfirmitieswhichitshallpleaseourLordtosendme.Iofferthemalltotheeinmemoryofthysorrows,sothateverythoughtofmymind,andeverybeatofmyheartmaybeanactofcompassionandofloveforthee. Anddothou,sweetMother,havepityonmeinmylastagony,sothatImaybeabletomeettheeinheavenandsingthyglories.Amen.SweetHeartofMary,bymysalvation! (Apartialindulgenceisgrantedwhenrecited.)

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    PROMISESGRANTEDFORTHOSEWHORECITETHISNOVENA

    TheBlessedVirgingrantssevengracestothesoulswhohonorherdailybysayingsevenHailMary'sandmeditatingonhertearsanddolor's. ThedevotionwaspassedonbySt.Bridgetasfollows:1. Iwillgrantpeacetotheirfamilies.2. Theywillbeenlightenedaboutthedivinemysteries.3. IwillconsolethemintheirpainsandIwillaccompanythemintheirwork.4. Iwillgivethemasmuchastheyaskfor,aslongasitdoesnotopposetheadorablewillofmyDivine

    Sonorthesanctificationoftheirsouls.5. IwilldefendthemintheirspiritualbattleswiththeinfernalenemyandIwillprotectthematevery

    instantoftheirlives.6. Iwillvisiblyhelpthematthemomentoftheirdeath,thywillseethefaceoftheirmother.7. Ihaveobtained(thisgrace)frommyDivineSon,thatthosewhopropagatethisdevotiontomytears

    anddolor's,willbetakendirectlyfromthisearthlylifetoeternalhappinesssincealltheirsinswillbeforgivenandmySonandIwillbetheireternalconsolationandjoy.

    ImmaculateHeartofMary,prayforusnowandatthehourofourdeath. Amen.

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