Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows


The whole month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.

O Mother of Sorrows

O Mother of Sorrows who sorrows for all

And pities thy children who on thee now call,

Dark Shadows creep ’round us and death draweth near,

The coming of night bringeth anguish and fear.

O Mother of Sorrows, look down from above,

And shed o’er thy children the balm of thy love,

In darkness and death we shall not be afraid,

If thy hand, O Mother, upon us is laid.

Taken from a little booklet I have entitled, “Novena in honor of Our Sorrowful Mother”, Compiled from Approved Sources and Arranged for Congregational Use by Rev. James R. Keane, O.S.M., published by The Servite Fathers, Chicago, Illinois, 1938.

This beautiful artwork can be found on the website of the Marian Catechist Apostolate, where it can be purchased as a holy card, as a metallic print or as a digital print, as well as many other offerings from their bookstore.


2 Responses

  1. Marian Catechists was Fr. Hardon’s last “baby.” I recall him dying very slowly and painfully while he waited for the Prelate who was coming to place the program under Church protection forever. If one just says Fr.’s name, I start behaving better. (Try it!) How I loved him, and I don’t know why, but I’m still grateful that his secretary at the nursing home delivered that message. You could tell instantly she was thankful for every bit of love for him.

    Anyway, a beautiful portrait, and amen.

  2. I am always so humbled, amazed, grateful, and so many more emotions or states when I hear of souls such as Fr. Hardon who lived such holy lives, yet die slowly and painfully; their last earthly offering.

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