Basic Information

Mass Location: St. Mary Magdalen Chapel, 2532 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010
Mass Time: Sunday 10 a.m. (check parish website bulletin for special feastdays which may be different)
Confessions: 9:00-9:45 a.m. - see schedule below

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Seven Sorrows Devotion

The Blessed Virgin Mary grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Mary's and meditating on her tears and dolors (sorrows).  The devotion was passed on by St. Bridget of Sweden.

The Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
1. St. Simeon’s Prophecy
2. The Flight into Egypt
3. The Loss of Jesus in the Temple
4. The Meeting of Mary and Jesus on the Way to Calvary
5. The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus
6. The Piercing of the Side of Jesus, and His Descent from the Cross
7. The Burial of Jesus.

Graces and promises attached to the practice of the devotion in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sorrowing:

According to St. Alphonsus de Liguori (The Glories of Mary) it was
revealed to Saint Elizabeth that at the request of Our Lady, Our Lord
promised four principal graces to those devoted to Her Sorrows:

1. That those who before death invoke the divine Mother in the
name of Her Sorrows will obtain true repentance of all their sins;
2. That He will protect all who have this devotion in their tribulations,
and will protect them especially at the hour of death;
3. That He will impress on their minds the remembrance of His
4. That He will place such devout servants in Mother Mary’s hands
to do with them as She wishes and to obtain for them all the
graces She desires.

In addition to these four graces there are also seven promises attached
to the practice of daily praying seven Hail Mary’s while meditating on
Our Lady’s Tears and Sorrows. These seven promises were revealed to
St. Bridget of Sweden:

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 with the infernal
enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.”
6. “I will visibly help them at the moment of their death — 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 sorrows 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.”

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