Friday, September 15, 2006

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Introit: John 19. 25, 26-27. There stood by the cross of Jesus, His mother, and His mother’s sister Mary of Cleophas, and Salome and Mary Magdalen. v. Woman, behold thy son, said Jesus; to the disciple however: Behold thy mother.

Collect: O God, at whose Passion, as Simeon foretold, the most sweet soul of Mary, Thy glorious Virgin Mother, was pierced by a sword of sorrow; mercifully grant that we who reverently mediate upon her sorrows may reap the happy fruit of Thy Passion.

Sequence: Stabat Mater.

Communion: Happy the senses of the blessed Virgin Mary, which without dying earned the palm of martyrdom beneath the cross of our Lord.

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