Behold, this child is destined for the ruin and rising of many in Israel,
and to be a sign of contradiction; and your own soul a sword will pierce. ~ Luke 2:34-35
O God, who willed
that, when your Son was lifted high on the Cross,
his Mother should stand close by and share his suffering,
grant that your Church,
participating with the Virgin Mary in the Passion of Christ,
may merit a share in his Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Texts from the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
Virgin of the Seven Sorrows