Friday, February 19, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday - Friday 2-19-10


JMJ

Jen from Conversion Diary hosts 7 Quick Takes each week. Stop over there to read what others are saying.

I thought I would do a little Lenten twist here and concentrate on the spiritual side of our lives...beginning with Our Sorrowful Mother....I pray the Seven Sorrows each morning. There are several different methods, here is one.



 
V. O God, come to my assistance.
R. O Lord make haste to help me.

V. Glory be to the Father...
R. As it was in the beginning...

1) The Prophecy of Simeon over the Infant Jesus. (Gospel of Luke 2:34)


I grieve for thee, O Mary most sorrowful, in the affliction of thy tender heart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by thy heart so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of humility and the gift of the holy fear of God.

Hail Mary...

2) The Flight into Egypt of the Holy Family. (Gospel of Matthew 2:13)


I grieve for thee, O Mary most sorrowful, in the anguish of thy most afflicted heart during the flight into Egypt and thy sojourn there. Dear Mother, by thy heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of generosity, especially toward the poor, and the gift of piety.

Hail Mary...

3) The Loss of the Child Jesus for Three Days. (Luke 2:43)

I grieve for thee, O Mary most sorrowful, in those anxieties which tried thy troubled heart at the loss of thy dear Jesus. Dear Mother, by thy heart so full of anguish, obtain for me the virtue of chastity, and the gift of knowledge.

Hail Mary...

4) The Meeting of Jesus and Mary along the Way of the Cross. (Luke 23:26)

I grieve for thee, O Mary most sorrowful, in the consternation of thy heart at meeting Jesus as He carried His Cross. Dear Mother, by thy heart so troubled, obtain for me the virtue of patience, and the gift of fortitude.

Hail Mary...

5) The Crucifixion, where Mary stands at the foot of the cross. (Gospel of John 19:25)

I grieve for thee, O Mary most sorrowful, in the martyrdom which thy generous heart endured in standing near Jesus in His Agony. Dear Mother, by thy afflicted heart, obtain for me the virtue of temperance, and the gift of counsel.

Hail Mary...

6) The Descent from the Cross, where Mary receives the dead body of Jesus in her arms. (Matthew 27:57)

I grieve for thee, O Mary most sorrowful, in the wounding of thy compassionate heart, when the side of Jesus was struck by the lance and His Heart was pierced before His Body was removed from the Cross. Dear Mother, by thy heart thus transfixed, obtain for me the virtue of fraternal charity, and the gift of understanding.

Hail Mary...

7) The Burial of Jesus. (John 19:40)

I grieve for thee, O Mary most sorrowful, for the pangs that wrenched thy most loving heart at the burial of Jesus. Dear Mother, by thy heart sunk in the bitterness of desolation, obtain for me the virtue of diligence charity, and the gift of wisdom.

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


2 comments:

Jenny said...

What a beautiful way to begin to begin the day. Thank you for sharing.

bryn said...

HI PATTY
IT WAS WITH SHEER JOY THAT I FOUND YOUR BLOG THE OTHER DAY WHILE SURFING OTHER BLOGS.I AM A DEVOTEE OF MONICA SO YOUR BLOG TITLE CAUGHT MY EYE RIGHT AWAY...I HAVE 2 SONS AND 1 HAS BECOME ENAMORED WITH THE JH FAITH SO I TOO AM PRAYING FOR A RE CONVERSION.
I KNOW IT IS A PAINFUL PROCESS...TRYING TO GUIDE LOVED ONES HOME TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH...BUT I ONCE READ THAT THE KIND OF LOVE MOST PLEASING TO GOD IS SUFFERING LOVE...SO WE PERSEVERE...RIGHT.
THANK YOU FOR THE SEVEN SORROWS PRAYER...I HAVE A STRONG MARION DEVOTION...SO I COPIED IT TO MY COMPUTER AND WILL BEGIN PRAYING IT.
I NOTICE ALSO THAT YOU HAVE ANOTHER SITE...SO I MUST CHECK IT OUT.

O.K. I JUST CHECKED IT...WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED TO SEE AN ARTICLE ON The Brown Scapular of our Lady of Mount Carmel.I WEAR MINE CONSTANTLY.

I NOTICE WE HAVE MANY LINKS IN COMMON...SO OUR PATHS WILL CONTINUE TO CROSS.

IN THE MEANTIME...
MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU HIS PEACE.

BRYN

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