September is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
“And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts
thoughts may be revealed.”
(St. Luke, ii. 35)
“O! all ye that pass by the way, attend and see if there be sorrow like unto my sorrow.”
(Lam, i. 12)
“thou shalt honour thy mother… for thou must be mindful what and how great perils she suffered for thee…”
(Tobias, iv. 3, 4)
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, Page 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)
Click here, to visit the section on this website, dedicated to the Virgin Most Sorrowful.
Below listed are the feasts falling in September 2022:
September 4: XIII Sunday after Pentecost, Double.
September 5: St. Laurence Justinian Bishop and Confessor, Simple.
September 6: Mass of the Season
September 7: Mass of the Season
September 9: Commemoration of St. Gorgonius Martyr.
September 10: St. Nicholas of Tolentino Confessor, Double.
September 11: XIV Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of Ss. Protus and Hyacinth Martyrs.
September 12: The Most Holy Name of Mary, Greater Double.
September 13: Mass of the Season
September 14: Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Greater Double.
September 16: St. Cornelius Pope and St. Cyprian Bishop, Martyrs, Simple; Commemoration of Ss. Euphemia Virgin, Lucy and Geminian Martyrs.
September 18: XV Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Joseph of Cupertino Confessor.
September 20: St. Eustace and Companions Martyrs, Double.
September 25: XVI Sunday after Pentecost, Double.
September 26: Commemoration of Ss. Cyprian and Justina Virgin, Martyrs.
September 27: Ss. Cosmas and Damian Martyrs, Simple.
September 28: St. Wenceslaus, Duke of Bohemia, Martyr, Simple.
September 29: Dedication of St. Michael Archangel, Double of the I Class.
Virgin Most Sorrowful, pray for us.