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Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

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woman crying

If we take seriously the scandal of the cross, we must reflect on the terrible image of Mary standing at the foot of the cross as her son and savior hangs dying there. So, on the day after the feast of the Holy Cross, we observe the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. More from our own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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Praying the Way of the Mother

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Mary

The Via Matris or Way of the Mother is a set of seven stations each marking the seven sorrows of the Virgin Mary. At each station, silently reflect on Mary’s sorrow. After reflecting pray a Hail Mary and “Mother, Most Sorrowful, Pray for us.” This is a great meditation for sleepless nights or during pregnancy. Learn the prayer after the jump:

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