The Seven Sorrows of Mary
The devotion to The Seven Sorrows of Mary appears to date back to the mid-thirteenth century and has taken many forms over the course of history. In its present form, the devotion addresses seven moments in the life of Mary, from the prophecy of Simeon to Mary’s agony as she watched the burial of Jesus. These events that shaped Mary’s life are part of Catholic tradition captured in scriptural text, the Stations of the Cross, and many works of art over the centuries. A deep connection exists between Mary’s sufferings and those of all Catholics. This deluxe pamphlet outlines the Seven Sorrows and offers moments of pause and prayer for readers to reflect on how to move forward, trusting that God’s will is being worked out even in the most hopeless of moments. Deluxe pamphlet.