09/15/2021 – Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

Dia dhuit,

Today we celebrate the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.We recall the unique suffering of the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially during the passion of her Son.In the Temple many years before, Simeon had prophesied that a “sword would pierce her soul. “Meditating on Our Lady’s Sorrows (Dolors) can give you a great perspective on your own life. We generally speak about 7 sorrows:

  • The Prophecy of Simeon
  • The Flight into Egypt
  • Losing Jesus for 3 days
  • Meeting Jesus on the road to Calvary
  • Standing beneath the cross
  • Holding her dead Son in her arms
  • Laying Him in the tomb
    • When Our Lady appeared in Rwanda (Our Lady of Kibeho) in 1981 she said to one of the visionaries:”If you say the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows and meditate on it well, you will find the strength you need to repent of your sins, and convert your heart. Pray my seven sorrows to find repentance.”

      Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

      God bless you,
      Fr Marius

      P.S. If you missed any of the talks from the Men for Christ Conference on Saturday, you can listen back here – https://www.radiomaria.ie/?p=23536&preview=true