Friday, February 23, 2007

Devotions are Returning

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Last year, Jayne from So Many Devotions. . . So Little Time exploded on to the local blogging scene, resurrecting many fine devotions that seemed to have evaporated after the Second Vatican Council. There are many wonderful prayers to be found on her blog.

Now, just last month came another new local blogger, Sanctus Belle, who has Our Lady's Tears and she has been doing a lot of research and has found even more devotions dedicated to Our Lady's Sorrows, including some interesting novenas that I had never heard of.

The Catholic Church has also enriched the devotion to Our Lady's sorrows with indulgences for the pious recitation of the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows, and also the Chaplet of Our Lady's Tears. Seven of Mary's Sorrows have been chosen for special veneration. These are the same sorrows of the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows and are as follows:

  1. The prophecy of Simeon
  2. The flight into Egypt
  3. The loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple
  4. Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary
  5. Jesus dies on the Cross
  6. Mary receives the dead body of Jesus in her arms
  7. Jesus is placed in the tomb.

1. Mary's Sorrows - Visions of St Bridget I

2. Mary's Sorrows - Visions of St Bridget II

3. Mary's Sorrows - Visions of St Bridget III

4. Mary's Sorrows - Visions of St Bridget IV

5. Mary's Sorrows - Visions of St Bridget V

6. Mary's Sorrows - Visions of St Bridget VI

7. Mary's Sorrows - Visions of St Bridget VII

8. Mary's Sorrows - Visions of St Bridget VIII

9. Mary's Sorrows - Visions of St Bridget IX



If you're looking for prayers to add to your Lentan schedule, you can fine wonderful ones on either So Many Devotions or Our Lady's Tears.




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