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Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows by Fr. Ripperger December 19, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Holy suffering, Interior Life, Our Lady, priests, sanctity, Spiritual Warfare, Tradition, Virtue.

Thanks to reader TB for the links!  It helps me be lazy!

First, a long talk explicating the Seven Sorrows of Our Blessed Mother:

Some reasons to call on Our Lady of Sorrows:

1) Conversion of family members by blocking demons’ influence

2) When you need patience in suffering

3) To overcome any trial or habitual sin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFHjtaGtnM4)

4) If you are wounded from your sins or the sins of others

5) Protection from evil (she has perfect coercive power of demons)

6) If you need to know hidden knowledge for the good of another or about yourself


St. Alphonsus Liguori, in his book The Glories of Mary mentioned a revelation in which St. John the Evangelist saw both Our Lord and His Blessed Mother after her assumption into heaven. He heard Mary ask Jesus for some special grace to all those who are devoted to her dolors (sorrows). Christ promised the four following special graces:

1) That those who before death invoked the divine Mother in the name of her sorrows should obtain true repentance of all their sins.

2) That He would protect all who have this devotion in their tribulations, and that he would protect them especially at the hour of their death.

3) That He would impress upon their minds the remembrance of His Passion, and that they should have their reward for it in heaven.

4) That he would commit such devout clients to the hands of Mary, with the power to disposed of them in whatever manner she might please, and to obtain for them all the graces she might desire.

For her part, Our Blessed Mother revealed to St. Bridget of Sweden that she grants the following seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Mary’s while meditating on her tears and dolors (sorrows):

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 dolors 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.”



1. TG - December 19, 2013

Thanks for telling us about the reasons to call on Our Lady of Sorrows. I have a lot of those issues. I’ll have to do a novena after the New Year. I did one during the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows. Right now I’ve got a Christmas novena going. I can’t handle more than 2 novenas at a time. One time I had 3 and it was stressful. Reminds me I forgot this morning to pray the novena prayer to St. Anthony about control of the tongue.

2. Catholic4Life - December 19, 2013

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3. Lorra - December 19, 2013

Very beautiful and refreshing to read (wish I could watch the video). Maybe it is just me, but the other “stuff” is starting to wither my soul. There’s only so much I can take, you know?

4. Wendy McClure - December 19, 2013

Thank you so much for this, and for your other posts about St. Alphonsus Ligouri.

5. St Maravillas21 - December 19, 2013

Wonderful post! – as they all are! Wll be reblogging this on mine – Carmel, Garden of God at http://carmelourladysdovecote.wordpress.com – with additional on the devotion I have on the Sorrowful & Immaculate Heart of Mary (that I’ve posted on before) with a picture drawn by the foundress of the Carmel I will be entering in Feb and the other 31 Carmels in England, Wales and Scotland see – http://carmelourladysdovecote.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/sorrowful-and-immaculate-heart-of-mary-drawing-by-mother-mary-of-jesus/

6. Evansville Catholics - December 19, 2013

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