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For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us: so also by Christ doth our comfort abound.
2 Corinthians 1:5
[...] a certain religious was so tormented by scruples, that some times he was almost driven to despair, but having great devotion to Mary, the mother of sorrows, he had recourse to her in the agony of his spirit, and was much comforted by contemplating her dolors.
Death came, and the devil tormented him more than ever with scruples, and tempted him to despair. When, behold our merciful mother, seeing her poor son so afflicted, appeared to him, and said: “And why, oh my son, art thou so overcome with sorrow, thou who hast so often consoled me by thy compassion for my sorrows? “ Be comforted,” she said to him; “Jesus sends me to thee to console thee; be comforted, rejoice, and come with me to paradise.” And at these words the devout religious tranquilly expired, full of consolation and confidence.
Excerpt from The Glories of Mary, Ch.IX, by St.Alphonsus Liguori; tr. P.J. Kenedy & Sons, N.Y. https://www.themostholyrosary.com/catholic-books-virgin-mary.htm
Pray one Our Father and 7 Hail Marys after each Sorrow
1.The Prophecy of Simeon (Luke 2:25-35)
Virtue of Humility and the Gift of the Fear of God, (Awe, inspired feeling of reverence, respect, fear, wonder)
2.The Flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15)
Virtue of Generosity, especially for the poor, and the Gift of Piety
3.Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple for Three Days (Luke 2:41-50)
Virtue of Chastity and the Gift of Knowledge
4.Mary meets Jesus on His Way to Calvary (Luke 23:27-31; John 19:17)
Virtue of Patience and the Gift of Fortitude
5.Crucifixion and Death of Jesus (John 19:25-30)
Virtue of Temperance and the Gift of Counsel
6.The Piercing of the Side of Jesus and His Descent from the Cross (Psalm 130; Luke 23:50-54; John 19:31-37)
Virtue of Brotherly Love and the Gift of Understanding
7.The Burial of Jesus (Isaiah 53:8; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42; Mark 15:40-47)
Virtue of Zeal and the Gift of Wisdom
V. Pray for us, O Virgin Most Sorrowful
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, we beseech thee that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, whose soul was pierced by the Sword of Sorrow in the hour of Thy Passion, may be our advocate at the throne of Thy Mercy, now, and at the hour of our death. Through Thee, Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the World, Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.
7 Promises
On the Dolors
Mater Dolorosa by Carlo Dolci; 1650; National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
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