A Motherhood of Sorrow
Rejoice, O sorrowful Mother; after your great sufferings,
you shine forth as Queen, enthroned beside your Son.
- Benedictus Antiphon
"O God, at Whose Passion, according to the prophecy of Simeon, a sword of sorrow pierced the most sweet soul of the glorious Virgin and Mother Mary: mercifully grant, that we who with devotion honor her Sorrows, may obtain the happy fruit of Thy Passon."
- Collect for the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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