Saturday, 1 September 2018

# Saints

September is the month of Our Lady of Sorrows


The month of September is the month of Our Lady of Sorrows.

This devotion commemorates the spiritual martyrdom of Our Lady in union with Her Son’s Passion. It is also Her role in salvation history and is symbolised by one or seven swords piercing Her heart. The seven swords represents her Seven Sorrows which are the prophecy of Simeon, the flight to Egypt, the loss of the Infant Jesus for three days, the meeting of Jesus and Our Lady as He carried the Cross, the crucifixion and death of Our Lord, the taking down of Jesus’ body, and His burial.

Image: Mary surrounded by the Seven Sorrows

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