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Our Lady of Sorrows

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The Day’s Readings

  • Reading I: Hebrews 5:7-10
  • Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 31
  • Gospel: John 19:25-27 or Luke 2:33-37


"At the cross her station keeping,
Stood the mournful mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last.
Through her heart, his sorrow sharing,
All his bitter anguish bearing,
Now at length the sword has passed."

(Stabat Mater)

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Hebrews 5:7-10
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7Who in the days of his flesh, with a strong cry and tears, offering up prayers and supplications to him that was able to save him from death, was heard for his reverence.
8And whereas indeed he was the Son of God, he learned obedience by the things which he suffered:
9And being consummated, he became, to all that obey him, the cause of eternal salvation.
10Called by God a high priest according to the order of Melchisedech.
John 19:25-27
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25Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen.
26When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son.
27After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own.
Luke 2:33-37
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33And his father and mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him.
34And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted;
35And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.
36And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser; she was far advanced in years, and had lived with her husband seven years from her virginity.
37And she was a widow until fourscore and four years; who departed not from the temple, by fastings and prayers serving night and day.

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