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The Servite Rosary of The
Seven Sorrows of Mary

Meditation on the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady is a way of sharing in the major sorrows of Mary’s life. As we pray one Our Father, seven (or one) Hail Mary's, and one Glory Be for each sorrow, we ponder the pain she endured along with her Son. We ask her to help us understand the evil we have done and to lead us to repentance. By joining our sorrows with Mary’s, as she joined her sacrifices with her Son’s, we participate in the work of our Redemption.

An Act of Contrition

O Lord, Jesus Christ, I am truly sorry for my sins. I humbly ask Your forgiveness, and I promise with Your help to prove worthy of Your love by sharing in Your Passion and death through Our Blessed Mother’s sorrows. Amen.

FIRST SORROW: The Prophecy of Simeon

How great was the shock to Mary’s heart at hearing the sorrowful words in which Simeon foretold the bitter passion and death of her sweet Jesus. Dear Mary, obtain for me a true sorrow for my sins.

SECOND SORROW: The Flight into Egypt

Consider the sharp sorrow which Mary felt when she and Joseph had to suddenly flee by night in order to preserve her Beloved Child from the slaughter decreed by Herod. What anguish was hers; how great her privations in that long journey. What sufferings she bore in that land of wails.

THIRD SORROW: The Loss of Jesus in the Temple

How dreadful was the grief of Mary when she realized that she had lost her beloved Son. Filled with worry and weariness, she and Joseph returned to Jerusalem, and for three long days sought Jesus, until finding Him in the temple.

FOURTH SORROW: Mary Meets Jesus on the way to Calvary

Come, O sinners, come and see if you can endure so sad a sight. This Mother, so tender and loving, meets her beloved Son amid those who drag Him to a cruel death. Consider, O dear people, the tremendous grief as their eyes met—the sorrow of the blessed mother thus beholding her Son.

FIFTH SORROW: Jesus Dies on the Cross

Look upon the two sacrifices on Calvary—one, the body of Jesus; the other, the heart of Mary. Sad is the sight of that dear Mother seeing her beloved Son cruelly nailed in the tree of the cross. She stood at the foot of the cross and heard her Son promise heaven to a thief and forgive His enemies. His last words are centered on His mother and are directed to us, Behold Thy Mother! Let us resolve always to look upon Mary as our Mother and remember that she never fails her children.

SIXTH SORROW: Mary Received the Body of Jesus in her Arms

Ponder the bitter sorrow which rent the heart of Mary when the body of her dear Jesus was lowered from the cross and placed in her arms. O mournful Mother, our hearts are softened with sorrow upon seeing such affliction.

SEVENTH SORROW: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb

The most tragic day in history ends, and all that is left for the Mother is to accompany her Son’s Body to the grave. What grief was hers as she gazed a last time on the lifeless body of her Son, and the great stone was rolled to seal the entrance to the tomb.

Let us pray

O Mother, obtain that all our love may rest with you and your Son, Our Saviour, Who shed His blood for our salvation. By all your sorrows, grant that the memory of them may be imprinted on our mind, that our hearts may burn with love for God, and for the Passion of Jesus: to Him be honor, glory and thanksgiving for ever and ever. Amen.


St. Felix II
St Felix II, the pope is an ancestor of the future Pope St. Gregory the Great who lived from 540 to 604.

Blessed Charles the Good
Count Charles of Flanders, was called "the good" by the people of his kingdom. They named him for what they found him to truly be.

Blessed Katharine Drexel
Blessed Katharine was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 26, 1858. Katharine's mother died when she was a baby.

St. Casimir
St. Casimir was born in 1458, son of Casimir IV, king of Poland. Casimir was one of thirteen children.

St. John Joseph of the Cross

St. John Joseph of the Cross was born in southern Italy on the feast of the Assumption, 1654. He was a young noble, but he dressed like a poor man.

St. Colette
St. Nicolette was named in honor of St. Nicholas of Myra. She was born in 1380. Her loving parents nicknamed her Colette from the time she was a baby.

St. Perpetua and St. Felicity

St. Perpetua and St. Felicity lived in Carthage, North Africa, in the third century. It was the time of the fierce persecution of Christians by Emperor Septimus Severus.

St. John of God

St. John was born in Portugal on March 8, 1495. His parents were poor, but deeply Christian. John was a restless boy.

St. Frances of Rome

St. Frances was born in 1384. Her parents were wealthy, but they taught Frances to be concerned about people and to live a good Christian life.

St. Simplicius

St. Simplicius became pope in 468. Sometimes it seemed to him that he was all alone in trying to correct evils that were everywhere.

St. Eulogius of Spain

St. Eulogius lived in the ninth century. His family was well-known and he received an excellent education. While he learned his lessons, he also learned from the good example of his teachers.

St. Fina (Seraphina)

St. Fina was born in a little Italian town called San Geminiano. Her parents had once been well off, but misfortune had left them poor.

St. Euphrasia

St. Euphrasia was born in the fifth century to deeply Christian parents. Her father, a relative of the emperor, died when she was a year old.

St. Matilda

St. Matilda was born about 895, the daughter of a German count. When she was still quite young, her parents arranged her marriage to a nobleman named Henry.

St. Zachary

St. Zachary was a Benedictine monk from Greece who lived in the eighth century. He became a cardinal and then pope.

Blessed Torello

Blessed Torello was born in 1202, in Poppi, Italy. His life as a child in the village was ordinary and uneventful. But after his father's death.

St. Patrick

St. Patrick was believed born in fifth-century Britain to Roman parents. When he was sixteen, he was captured by pirates and taken to Ireland.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

St. Cyril was born around 315 when a new phase was beginning for Christians. Before that date, the Church was persecuted by the emperors.

St. Joseph

St. Joseph is a great saint. He was Jesus' foster-father and Mary's husband.

St. Cuthbert

St. Cuthbert lived in England in the seventh century. He was a poor shepherd boy who loved to play games with his friends.

St. Serapion

St. Serapion lived in Egypt in the fourth century. Those were exciting times for the Church and for St. Serapion.

St. Deogratias

St. Deogratias was ordained bishop of the City of Carthage when it was taken over by barbarian armies in 439.

St. Turibius of Mongrovejo

St. Turibius was born in 1538 in Leon, Spain. He became a university professor and then a famous judge.

Blessed Didacus

Blessed Didacus Joseph was born on March 29, 1743, in Cadiz, Spain. He was baptized Joseph Francis.


The time arrived for Jesus to come down from heaven. God sent the Archangel Gabriel to the town of Nazareth where Mary lived.

St. Ludger

St. Ludger was born in northern Europe in the eighth century. After he had studied hard for many years, he was ordained a priest.

St. John of Egypt

St. John was man who desired to be alone with God was to become one of the most famous hermits of his time.

St. Tutilo

St. Tutilo lived in the late ninth and early tenth centuries. He was educated at the Benedictine monastery of Saint-Gall.

St. Jonas and St. Barachisius

King Sapor of Persia reigned in the fourth century. He hated Christians and persecuted them cruelly. He destroyed their churches and monasteries.

St. John Climacus

St. John was believed born in Palestine in the seventh century. He seems to have been a disciple of St. Gregory Nazianzen.

Blessed Joan of Toulouse

In 1240, some Carmelite brothers from Palestine started a monastery in Toulouse, France.

St. Michael the Archangel Story
History of St. Michael the Archangel Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel Prayers
St. Michael the Archangel Apparitions
The Chaplet of St. Michael Archangel
Novena to St Micheal the Archangel
Litany of St. Michael the Archangel


St. Gabriel Prayer


St. Raphael Prayer

Tour of the Relics of the Passion
(International Center for Holy Relics)


“Jesus’ Baptism”

Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven, submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke 3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust and submission to God?


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