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Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary

V: O God, come to my assistance;

R: O Lord, make hast to help me

V: Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

R: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

1. I grieve for you, O Mary, most sorrowful, in the affliction of your tender heart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by your heart so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of humility and the gift of the holy fear of God.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

2. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the anguish of your most affectionate heart during the flight into Egypt and your sojourn there. Dear Mother, by your heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of generosity, especially toward the poor, and the gift of piety.

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3. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in those anxieties which tried your troubled heart at the lost of your dear Jesus. Dear Mother, by your heart so full of anguish, obtain for me the virtue of chastity and the gift of knowledge.

< Hail Mary… >

4. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the consternation of your heart at meeting Jesus as He carried His cross. Dear Mother, by your heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of patience and the gift of fortitude.

< Hail Mary… >

Our Lady of the Seven Dolors5. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the martyrdom which your generous heart endured in standing near Jesus in His agony. Dear Mother, by your afflicted heart, obtain for me the virtue of temperance and the gift of counsel.

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6. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the wounding of your compassionate heart, when the side of Jesus was struck by the lance before His Body was removed from the cross. Dear Mother, by your heart thus transfixed, obtain for me the virtue of fraternal charity and the gift of understanding.

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7. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, for the pangs that wrenched your most loving heart at the burial of Jesus. Dear Mother, by your heart sunk in the bitterness of desolation, obtain for me the virtue of diligence and the gift of wisdom.

< Hail Mary… >

Let Us Pray

Let intercession be made for us, we beseech You, O Lord Jesus Christ, now and at the Hour of our death, before the throne of Your mercy, by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Your Mother, whose most holy soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow in the hour of Your bitter Passion. Through You, O Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, Who with the Father and the Holy Ghost lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

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Psalm 51

Miserere mei, Deus: secundum magnam misericordiam tuam.
Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness.

Et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum, dele iniquitatem meam.
According to the multitude of Thy mercies do away mine offences.

The Novena of the Divine Mercy begins on Good Friday and concludes on Divine Mercy Sunday.

The Novena of the Divine Mercy begins on Good Friday and concludes on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea: et a peccato meo munda me.

Wash me throughly from my wickedness: and cleanse me from my sin.

Quoniam iniquitatem meam ego cognosco: et peccatum meum contra me est semper.

For I acknowledge my faults: and my sin is ever before me.

Tibi soli peccavi, et malum coram te feci: ut justificeris in sermonibus tuis, et vincas cum judicaris.

Against Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that Thou mightest be justified in Thy saying, and clear when Thou art judged.

Ecce enim in iniquitatibus conceptus sum: et in peccatis concepit me mater mea.

Behold, I was shapen in wickedness: and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

Ecce enim veritatem dilexisti: incerta et occulta sapientiae tuae manifestasti mihi.

But lo, Thou requirest truth in the inward parts: and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly. Continue reading

The Sadness of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane

St. Thomas More’s Last Book “The Sadness of Christ”
Written under Condemnation in the Tower of London

Full Title: “The Sadness, the Weariness, the Fear,
and the Prayer of Christ Before He Was Taken”.

St. Thomas began his history in English and then continued it in Latin.

Latin Title: De Tristitia Christi

The text (16th Century English).

Christ in Gesthemane by Michael D. O'Brien

Christ in Gesthemane by Michael D. O’Brien (used with permission)

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In his time in the Tower of London awaiting execution, Thomas More wrote moving meditations on the Agony of Christ in the Garden.

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The Sadness of Christ by St. Sir Thomas More (excerpts at Google Books).

Dr. Wegemer remarked:

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just one book by St. Thomas More,
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Behold and see, if there be any sorrow, like unto His sorrow.

But Thou didn’t not leave His soul in hell…

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He trusted in God that He would deliver Him, let Him deliver Him, if He delight in Him. – Psalm 22:8, Matthew 27:43