“Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” (Luke 1:34-35).
The beautiful and spiritually enriching practice of devotion to the Sorrowful Mother will be illuminated for you in this powerfully written, pocket-sized booklet.
Although many Catholics today have forgotten about the great sorrows of Our Lady, her role as sorrowing mother grows ever more important with the increasing evils of the modern world. This booklet explains more about Our Lady’s sorrows than most Catholics will ever know. It shows you that being devoted to Mary is to grow in love for her and to obtain many special blessings for ourselves in this life and in the next— particularly, the graces that will be bestowed at the hour of our death, as we pray in the Hail Mary every day.
Based on Sacred Scripture, Holy Tradition, and the writings of the saints, this booklet outlines the four special favors promised to those who meditate on Our Lady’s tears and sorrows. Included to enrich your prayer life and deepen your devotion are many relevant prayers:
- The Stabat Mater
- The Litany of the Sorrowful Mother
- Seven prayers for the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin
- And many more!
As you will read in the pages of this booklet, “Mary leaves nothing unrewarded that is done in her honor.” With this knowledge, you will be able to turn confidently to the Sorrowful Mother, weeping with her over the many sins of the world and the suffering of Our Lord. With this booklet in hand, you will continue to grow in love of the Sorrowful Mother and receive the many graces due to those who mourn with her and comfort her.
“Stabat Mater dolorosa
Iuxta crucem lacrimosa
Dum pendebat Filius”
“At the Cross her Station keeping,
Stood the mournful Mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last.”