Good Friday + Our Lady of Sorrows = Great Devotion

Posted by sevensorrows on 12:34 PM in
ladyofsorrowsOne of my biggest devotions is to Our Lady of Sorrows. Yes, I am talking about Mary, the first Christian, the mother of Our Lord. I know that many of you will be busy this day of Our Lord's death, so I will keep this short and to the point.

God gave us a perfect human example to help lead our life. She was not divine, but she helps to lead us to the Divine.

Mary had Seven Sorrows, seven incidents in her life with immense sadness. No sorrow that we could ever experience in our lives could compare to Mary's sorrow. Here is a quick rundown of each of her sorrows:

  1. The Prophecy of Simeon over the Infant Jesus. (Luke 2:34)

  2. The Flight into Egypt of the Holy Family. (Matthew 2:13)

  3. The Loss of the Child Jesus for Three Days. (Luke 2:43)

  4. The Meeting of Jesus and Mary along the Way of the Cross. (Luke 23:26)

  5. The Crucifixion where Mary stands at the foot of the cross. (John 19:25)

  6. The Descent from the Cross where Mary receives the dead body of Jesus in her arms. (Matthew 27:57)

  7. The Burial of Jesus. (John 19:40)

Here are some great devotions and prayers to Our Lady of Sorrows. Here are the 7 sorrows and their bible verses with pictures.

Mary kept her faith through all of her pain, she did not complain, she did not doubt God. God gave us the perfect example (person) to show us not only how to deal with our pain, but how to embrace it, how to help it bring us closer to Christ.

If we love, we will suffer for others willingly and gratefully. Where were all of Jesus' thousands of disciples when he was on the cross, where were his 12 apostles as he lay dying? Did they run away, did they hide, did they deny Christ as Peter did, or did they just chose to save themselves some pain from watching their savior die? God's mother was there, she wanted to be there, she wanted to participate in Christ's suffering.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Ok, great, go to Seven Sorrows Catholic band.



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