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Our Lady of Sorrows | by Lawrence OP
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Our Lady of Sorrows

"God our Father,

when Jesus, your Son, was raised up on the cross,

it was your will that Mary, his mother, should stand there

and suffer with him in her heart.

Grant that, in union with her,

the Church may share in the passion of Christ,

and so be brought to the glory of his resurrection.

[We make our prayer] through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God for ever and ever.

Amen."

 

- Collect for today's feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrows.

 

This fresco of Our Lady being pierced by seven sorrows is in the church of S. Stefano Rotondo in Rome.

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Taken on October 3, 2010