September is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
“O! all ye that pass
by the way, attend and see if there be sorrow like unto my sorrow.”
(Lam, i. 12)
And Jesus Christ himself revealed to the blessed Veronica Binasco, that he takes more pleasure, as it were, in seeing his mother compassionated than himself; for thus he addressed her, “My daughter, the tears shed for my passion are dear to me; but loving with so great love my mother Mary, the meditation of the dolors (sorrows) which she suffered at my death IS MORE DEAR TO ME.”
(The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus Ligouri, pg 533)
THE SEVEN SORROWS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
1. The prophecy of Simeon.
(St. Luke, ii. 34, 35)
2. The flight into Egypt. (St. Matthew, ii. 13, 14)
3. The loss of the Child Jesus in the temple. (St. Luke, ii. 43-45)
4. The meeting of Jesus and Mary on the Way of the Cross.
5. The Crucifixion.
6. The taking down of the Body of Jesus from the Cross.
7. The burial of Jesus.
It was revealed to St. Elizabeth, that St. John the Evangelist, after the blessed Virgin was assumed into heaven, desired to see her again. This favor was granted him; his dear mother appeared to him, and Jesus Christ with her; and he then heard Mary asking of her Son some peculiar grace for those who were devoted to her dolors; and Jesus promised her for them the four following special graces:
1st. That those who invoke the divine mother by her sorrows, before death will merit to obtain true repentance of all their sins.
2nd. That he will protect such in their tribulations, especially at the hour of death.
3rd. That he will impress upon them the memory of his passion, and that they shall have their reward for it in heaven.
4th. That he will commit such devout servants to the hands of Mary, that she may dispose of them according to her pleasure, and obtain for them all the graces she desires.
(Glories of Mary, by St. Alphonsus Ligouri)
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Below listed are the feasts falling in September 2018:
September 2: XV Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Stephen, King of Hungary, Confessor.
September 3: St. Pius X Pope and Confessor, Double.
September 4: Feria
September 5: St. Laurence Justinian Bishop and Confessor, Simple.
September 6: Feria
September 7: FIRST FRIDAY/Feria
September 9: XVI Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Gorgonius Martyr.
September 10: St. Nicholas of Tolentino Confessor, Double.
September 11: Commemoration of Ss. Protus and Hyacinth Martyrs.
September 12: The Most Holy Name of Mary, Greater Double.
September 13: Feria
September 14: Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Greater Double.
September 16: XVII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Cornelius Pope and St. Cyprian Bishop, Martyrs; Commemoration of Ss. Euphemia Virgin, Lucy and Geminian Martyrs.
September 18: St. Joseph of Cupertino Confessor, Double.
September 19: EMBER WEDNESDAY/St. Januarius Bishop and Companions Martyrs, Double.
September 20: St. Eustace and Companions Martyrs, Double.
September 21: EMBER FRIDAY/St. Matthew Apostle and Evangelist, Double of the II Class.
September 22: EMBER SATURDAY/St. Thomas of Villanova Bishop and Confessor, Double; Commemoration of Ss. Maurice and Companions Martyrs.
September 23: XVIII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Linus Pope and Martyr; Commemoration of St. Thecla Virgin and Martyr.
September 24: Our Lady of Ransom, Greater Double.
September 25: Feria
September 26: Commemoration of Ss. Cyprian and Justina Virgin, Martyrs.
September 27: Ss. Cosmas and Damian Martyrs, Simple.
September 28: St. Wenceslaus Duke, Martyr, Simple.
September 29: Dedication of St. Michael Archangel, Double of the I Class.
September 30: XIX Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Jerome Priest, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church.
Virgin Most Sorrowful, pray for us.