September is the Month Dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows

O Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, help me to accept the Gospel in my heart and to live it in faith, hope and love, that Jesus Christ will, through his cross and resurrection, become the way, the truth and the life for me. May I be nourished on heavenly bread and live out the sacrifice of the Eucharist so that I will overcome every evil and always choose life.

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September is the Month Dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows

Pray for us, most Sorrowful Virgin, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Since the 16th century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. Due to her feast day on September 15, the month of September has traditionally been set aside to honor Our Lady of Sorrows. All the sorrows of Mary (the prophecy of Simeon, the three days' loss, etc.) are merged in the supreme suffering at the Passion. In the Passion, Mary suffered a martyrdom of the heart because of Our Lord's torments and the greatness of her love for Him. "She it was," says Pope Pius XII, "who immune from all sin, personal or inherited, and ever more closely united with her Son, offered Him on Golgotha to the Eternal Father together with the holocaust of her maternal rights and motherly love. As a new Eve, she made this offering for all the children of Adam contaminated through his unhappy fall. Thus she, who was the mother of our Head according to the flesh, became by a new title of sorrow and glory the spiritual mother of all His members."

O most holy Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ: by the overwhelming grief you experienced when you witnessed the martyrdom, the crucifixion, and the death of your divine Son, look upon me with eyes of compassion, and awaken in my heart a tender commiseration for those sufferings, as well as a sincere detestation of my sins, in order that, being disengaged from all undue affection for the passing joys of this earth, I may sigh after the eternal Jerusalem, and that henceforward all my thoughts and all my actions may be directed towards this one most desirable object. Honor, glory, and love to our divine Lord Jesus, and to the holy and immaculate Mother of God. Amen.
--Saint Bonaventure

The Seven Sorrows of Our Lady

1. St. Simeon’s Prophecy
2. The Flight into Egypt
3. The Loss of Jesus in the Temple
4. The Meeting of Mary and Jesus on the Way to Calvary
5. The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus
6. The Piercing of the Side of Jesus, and His Descent from the Cross
7. The Burial of Jesus.

The Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows

One of the devotions practiced and promoted by the seven founders of the Servants of Mary was The Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows. This chaplet consists of seven segments, one segment for each of the seven principal Sorrows or Dolors of the Blessed Virgin. Each segment of the chaplet consists of praying one Our Father and seven Hail Marys while meditating on the particular sorrow for that segment, and followed by a special verse to be said at the end of each segment. After the prayers of the seventh segment, or seventh sorrow of Our Lady, the Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen) and another prayer are prayed followed by three more Hail Marys at the very end in honor of the tears Our Lady shed in Her Sorrows.

The Chaplet (Little Rosary) of the Seven Sorrows

The Chaplet may be prayed taking one sorrow per day for a week, or reciting the entire chaplet all at one time (or in one day). When the entire chaplet is recited all at one time, the Act of Contrition and the introductory prayers of “O God come to my assistance” etc. is said only at the beginning of the chaplet.

Included in the Chaplet below is a brief overview of each sorrow for meditation purpose while praying the Chaplet. These meditations are extracts taken from The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus de Liguori.

Make an Act of Contrition

O my God I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of hell; but most of all because they offend Thee my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.

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O most holy Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ: by the overwhelming grief you experienced when you witnessed the martyrdom, the crucifixion, and the death of your divine Son, look upon me with eyes of compassion, and awaken in my heart a tender commiseration for those sufferings, as well as a sincere detestation of my sins, in order that, being disengaged from all undue affection for the passing joys of this earth, I may sigh after the eternal Jerusalem, and that henceforward all my thoughts and all my actions may be directed towards this one most desirable object. Honor, glory, and love to our divine Lord Jesus, and to the holy and immaculate Mother of God. Amen.
~ Saint Bonaventure

Prayer for a Happy Death

O Mother of Sorrows, by the anguish and love with which thou didst stand beside the Cross of Jesus, stand by me in my last agony. To thy maternal heart I commend the three last hours of my life. Offer these hours to the Eternal Father in union with the agony of our dearest Lord. Offer frequently to the Eternal Father, in atonement for my sins, the Precious Blood of Jesus, mingled with thy tears on Calvary, to obtain for me the grace to receive Holy Communion with most perfect love and contrition before my death, and to breathe forth my soul in the actual presence of Jesus.
Dearest Mother, when the moment of my death has come, present me as thy child to Jesus; say to Him in my behalf: "Son, forgive him, for he knew not what he did. Receive him this day into Thy kingdom."

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The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for September 2016

Centrality of the Human Person:That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.

Mission to Evangelize:That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows

Mary most sorrowful, Mother of Christians, pray for us.
Virgin most sorrowful, pray for us.

Prayers in Honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the affliction of your tender heart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by your heart so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of humility and the gift of the holy fear of God. Hail Mary…
I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the anguish of your most affectionate heart during the flight into Egypt and your sojourn there. Dear Mother, by your heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of generosity, especially toward the poor, and the gift of piety. Hail Mary…
I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in those anxieties which tried your troubled heart at the loss of your dear Jesus. Dear Mother, by your heart so full of anguish, obtain for me the virtue of chastity and the gift of knowledge. Hail Mary…
I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the consternation of your heart at meeting Jesus as He carried His Cross. Dear Mother, by your heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of patience and the gift of fortitude. Hail Mary…
I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the martyrdom which your generous heart endured in standing near Jesus in His agony. Dear Mother, by your afflicted heart obtain for me the virtue of temperance and the gift of counsel. Hail Mary…
I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the wounding of your compassionate heart, when the side of Jesus was struck by the lance before His Body was removed from the Cross. Dear Mother, by your heart thus transfixed, obtain for me the virtue of fraternal charity and the gift of understanding. Hail Mary…
I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, for the pangs that wrenched your most loving heart at the burial of Jesus. Dear Mother, by your heart sunk in the bitterness of desolation, obtain for me the virtue of diligence and the gift of wisdom. Hail Mary…
Let Us Pray:

Let intercession be made for us, we beseech You, O Lord Jesus Christ, now and at the hour of our death, before the throne of Your mercy, by the Blessed Virgin Mary, Your Mother, whose most holy soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow in the hour of Your bitter Passion. Through You, O Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

Consecration to Our Lady of Sorrows

Most holy Virgin and Queen of Martyrs, Mary, would that I could be in Heaven, there to contemplate the honors rendered to thee by the Most Holy Trinity and by the whole Heavenly Court! But since I am still a pilgrim in this vale of tears, receive from me, thy unworthy servant and a poor sinner, the most sincere homage and the most perfect act of vassalage a human creature can offer thee. In thy Immaculate Heart, pierced with so many swords of sorrow, I place today my poor soul forever; receive me as a partaker in thy dolors, and never suffer that I should depart from that Cross on which thy only begotten Son expired for me.

With thee, O Mary, I will endure all the sufferings, contradictions, infirmities, with which it will please thy Divine Son to visit me in this life. All of them I offer to thee, in memory of the Dolors which thou didst suffer during thy life, that every thought of my mind, every beating of my heart may henceforward be an act of compassion to thy Sorrows, and of complacency for the glory thou now enjoyest in Heaven. Since then, O Dear Mother, I now compassionate thy Dolors, and rejoice in seeing thee glorified, do thou also have compassion on me, and reconcile me to thy Son Jesus, that I may become thy true and loyal son (daughter); come on my last day and assist me in my last agony, even as thou wert present at the Agony of thy Divine Son Jesus, that from this painful exile I may go to Heaven, there to be made partaker of thy glory.
Amen

Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows
By St. Bridget

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Immaculate Mother of God, who didst endure a martyrdom of love and grief, beholding the sufferings and sorrows of Jesus! Thou didst co-operate in the benefit of my redemption by thy innumerable afflictions and by offering to the Eternal Father His only-begotten Son as a holocaust and victim of propitiation for my sins. I thank thee for the unspeakable love which led thee to deprive thyself of the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus, true God and true Man, to save me, a sinner. Oh! make use of the unfailing intercession of thy sorrows with the Father and the Son. that I may steadfastly amend my life and never again crucify my loving Redeemer by new sins; arid that, persevering till death in His grace, I may obtain eternal life through the merits of His Cross and Passion. Amen.

Mother of love, of sorrow, and of mercy, pray for us.

Saints of the Month

September

09/01  St. Giles
One of the earliest followers of St. Francis.
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09/02  Bl. John Francis Burté & Companions
These priests were victims of the French Revolution.
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09/03  St. Gregory the Great
His constant care was for his bishops and priests.
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09/04  BL. Dina Belanger
The Little Flower of Canada.

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09/05  Bl. Teresa Of Calcutta
Foundress of The Missionaries of Charity.
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09/06  St. Eleutherius
A wonderful simplicity and spirit of compunction...
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09/07  Bl. Eugenia Picco
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09/08  The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
She was conceived without sin as a special grace...
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09/09  St. Peter Claver
A missionary in the colonies of the New World.
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09/10  St. Ambrose Barlow
Martyr and one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.
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09/11  Bl. Bonaventure of Barcelona
Miguel Battista Gran was born in Terragona (Spain).
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09/12  The Most Holy Name of Mary
The honored name of the Virgin Mary means "Star of the Sea
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09/13  St. John Chrysostom
Aloof, energetic, outspoken, especially when he became excited in the pulpit.
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09/14  Exaltation of the Cross
The story of the finding of the True Cross.
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09/15  Our Lady of Sorrows
"...a Devotion for the Time of Darkness."
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09/16  Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian
You cannot have God for your Father if you do not have the Church for your mother....
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09/17  St. Robert Bellarmine
His most famous work is his three-volume Disputations on the Controversies of the Christian Faith.”
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09/18  St. Joseph of Cupertino
Joseph is most famous for levitating at prayer.
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09/19  St. Januarius
He was bishop of Benevento (a town near Naples) .
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09/20  St. Andrew Kim Taegon
This first native Korean priest was the son of Korean converts.

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09/21  St. Matthew the Apostle
One of his greatest miracles brings back to life the king's daughter...

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09/22  St. Thomas of Villanova
He preach so remarkably well that he was compared with Saint Paul and the prophet Elias.
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09/23  St. Padra Pio
Mystic, Confessor, Stigmatic For 50 years he suffered the five wounds of the crucifixion.
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09/24  Finding of the Body of St Clare "Memorial"
Pope Alexander IV canonized Clare as Saint Clare of Assisi.
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09/25  St. Sergius Radonezb
Canonized by the separated Russian Orthodox Church but accepted by Pope Pius XII as a saint
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09/26  Sts. Cosmas & Damian They were finally beheaded with three Christian companions.
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09/27  St. Vincent de Paul
A great apostle of charity, and brought a great revival of the priesthood
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09/28  St. Wenceslaus
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09/29 Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael
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09/30  St. Jerome
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