MARY, OUR MOTHER

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The heart of Mary was pierced by seven swords



* September 15 – Our Lady of Sorrows   * The heart of Mary was pierced by seven swords ----- A Moment with Mary --

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September 15 – Our Lady of Sorrows  

The heart of Mary was pierced by seven swords

The "obligatory memorial" of Our Lady of Sorrows observed by the Church today serves to remind us of the incredible torments endured by the Virgin Mary as Co-Redemptrix of mankind.

The Church honors her incomparable sufferings, especially those that she endured at the foot of the Cross at the time of the consummation of the mystery of our Redemption, when her pain reached its maximum intensity.

But the devotion of the faithful includes other pain that the Divine Mother bore during her lifetime. Artists have often represented her sufferings by showing her heart pierced by seven swords, symbols of her seven main sorrows:

1. The prophecy of Simeon.

2. The flight of the Holy Family into Egypt.

3. The loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple.

4. The meeting of Jesus and the Virgin Mary on the Way of the Cross.

5. The Crucifixion.

6. The Virgin Mary receiving Jesus in her arms after the descent from the Cross.

7. The burial of Jesus in the tomb.

Source: notredamedesneiges.over-blog.com


The Seven Sorrows Of The Blessed Virgin Mary