Mater Dolorosa, ora pro nobis!
Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows
V/. O God, come to my assistance.
R/. O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father...
I COMPASSIONATE thee, sorrowing Mary, in the wound of thy tender heart when the sacred Side of Jesus was pierced with the lance. Dear Mother, by thy heart then so transfixed, obtain for me the virtue of fraternal charity and the gift of understanding. Ave Maria...
I COMPASSIONATE thee, sorrowing Mary, in the pang felt by thy loving 1 heart when the Body of Jesus was buried in the grave. Dear Mother, by all the bitterness of desolation thou didst then experience, obtain for me the virtue of diligence and the gift of wisdom. Hail Mary...
V/. Pray for us, Virgin most sorrowful.
R/. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, that the most blessed Virgin Mary, thy Mother, may intercede for us before the throne of thy mercy, now and at the hour of our death, whose most holy soul was transfixed with the sword of sorrow in the hour of thine own Passion. Through Thee, Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Spirit. Amen.