Thursday, September 15, 2011

Our Lady of Sorrows and Convalidation

Lady of Sorrows

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. What are the Virgin Mary's sorrows? I'll tell you. (And don't get them confused with the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, though you can use a Rosary to help you pray them.)

The Prophecy of Simeon (Lk. 2:34-35)

The Flight into Egypt (Matt. 2:13)

The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Lk. 2:43-45)

Mary Meets Jesus on the Way to Calvary (Lk. 23:26)

Jesus Dies on the Cross (Jn. 19:25)

Mary Receives the Body of Jesus in her Arms (Matt. 27:57-59)

The Body of Jesus is Placed in the Tomb (Jn. 19:40-42)

One may pray the Chaplet of The Seven Sorrows of Mary. You would name the Sorrow, recite one Our Father and seven Hail Mary's, then go on to the next Sorrow, and so on, while meditating on the Sorrows.

Then, three Hail Mary's

Then, as follows-

Pray for us, O most Sorrowful Virgin

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

Lord Jesus, we now implore, both for the present and for the hour of our death, the intercession of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother, whose holy soul was pierced at the time of Thy Passion by a sword of grief. Grant us this favor, O Savior of the world, Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost forever and ever. Amen.

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Also, on this date, in 2007, my husband and I had our marriage Convalidated in the Catholic Church.

I found a very detailed pdf at a Canadian parish's website about Convalidation, should you want information on that. Seven Steps to Convalidation.

Me and My Dear Husband at Our Convalidation

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