Friday, April 02, 2004

2 April -- Friday in Passion Week: Our Lady of Sorrows

In the traditional calendar this is one of the two feasts of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feast is associated particularly with the Servite Order. Their basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Chicago was my mother's family's home parish many years ago.

Quite a few places on the web provide devotions to Our Lady of Sorrows. This one quotes St. Alphonsus Ligouri and the Ambrosian Rite liturgy. The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows is here and the Stabat Mater Dolorosa here. A pair of litanies to Our Lady of Sorrows can be found here.