VIRGO DOLOROSISSIMA, ORA PRO NOBIS – SEVEN DOLORS

(Indulgence:#377, 300days pg270.) [Indulgence#383, pg.275-7;( 5Yrs, In Sep -7yrs)]

Rosa – (1) Our Father, (10) Hail Mary’s & 1 Glory Be; said at each Station. [7 decades] Opening: Act of Contrition

Our Lady of Sorrows, Basilica

O God, come unto my assistance;
O Lord, make haste to help me Glory Be, To the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost….and ever shall be.

I Simeon Prophesy

The Presentation, Simeon and Prophetess Anna (Lk2:25-35)

I grieve for thee, O Mary most sorrowful, in the affliction of thy tender heart at the prophesy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by thy heart so afflicted, obtain for me the Virtue of humility and the gift of the holy Fear of God. [Rosa]

II Flight to Egypt, Herod Kills Innocents

Herod and the Slaughter of the Innocents (Mt2:13-18)

I grieve for thee, O Mary most Sorrowful, in the anguish of thy most affectionate heart during the flight into Egypt and thy sojourn there. Dear Mother, by thy heart so troubled, obtain for me the Virtue of Generosity, especially towards the poor, and the gift of Piety. [Rosa]

III Loss of Jesus 3 days in Temple – “My Father’s House”

Finding JESUS in the TEMPLE (Lk2:41-52)

I grieve for thee, O Mary most Sorrowful, in those anxieties which tried thy trouble heart at the loss of thy dear Jesus. Dear mother, by thy heart so full of anguish, obtain for me the Virtue of Chastity and the Gift of Knowledge. [Rosa]

IV Mary meets her Son, Via Dolorosa (piercing eye contact)

Not recorded in scripture, but indelibly on Via Dolorosa

I grieve for thee, O Mary most Sorrowful, O Mary most sorrowful in the consternation of thy generous heart at meeting Jesus as He carried His Cross. Dear Mother, by thy heart so troubled, obtain for me the Virtue of Patience and the Gift of Fortitude. [Rosa]

V Mary Standing At the foot of the Cross

BEHOLD YOUR MOTHER (Jn19:26)

I grieve for thee, O Mary most Sorrowful, in the martyrdom which thy generous heart endured in standing near Jesus in His agony. Dear Mother, by the heart afflicted in such wise, obtain for me the Virtue of Temperance and the Gift of Counsel. [Rosa]

VI Tribunes lance strikes Jesus, pierces His Heart, Mary Holds Crucified Body

St. with Lance , Middle Ages Art – (Jn19:37)

I grieve for thee, O Mary most Sorrowful, in the wounding of thy compassionate heart, when the side of Jesus was struck by the lance and His Heart was pierced. Dear Mother, by thy heart was pierced. Dear Mother, by thy heart thus transfixed, obtain for me the Virtue of Fraternal Charity and the Gift of Understanding. [Rosa]

VII Wrapped in cloth and place in Tomb.

Jesus is placed in the Burial Tomb (Mk15:42-47)(Is53:12)

I grieve for thee, O Mary most Sorrowful, for the pangs that wretched thy most loving heart at the burial of Jesus. Dear Mother, by thy heart sunk in the bitterness of desolation, obtain for me the Virtue of Diligence and the Gift of Wisdom. [Rosa]

Pray for us O Virgin most sorrowful (#377),

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. ( Let us Pray)

Let intercession be made for us, we beseech Thee O Lord Jesus Christ, now and at the hour of our death, before the throne of Thy mercy, by the B.V.M., thy Mother, whose most holy soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow in the hour of thy bitter passion. Through Thee, Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, who with the Father and Holy Ghost live and reign world without end. Amen

{Pius VII Audience Jan 14, 1815; Apr 3 1941.} #628. Plenary before Blessed Sacrament – Condition of Confession & communion. [S.P. Ap., Jan15, 1954].

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