Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our Lady of Sorrows

This year, we (I) did not get my act together enough to celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, like last year,(looking back, wow! I had a lot of energy and did do a lot...) but we did celebrate Our Lady of Sorrows yesterday! (yay for me!) Really, it was a major accomplishment to make brownies in my tiny spare time, holding the babe in my front pack! I got the idea of putting pretzels in the heart shape cake (brownies) from Barbara.

We also did do the 7 almonds, which represent 7 tears. (tear shaped nut) Picture 4 kiddos putting these nuts under their eyes to pretend they are tears....The coloring sheet was from Mathilda.

The Blessed Virgin told St Bridget of the seven graces given to all who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Mary's and meditating on her tears and dolors.

Here are the seven graces:
  1. I will grant peace to their families.
  2. They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.
  3. I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.
  4. I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.
  5. I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.
  6. I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.
  7. I have obtained (This Grace) from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.
Seven Sorrows
  1. The prophecy of Simeon.
  2. The flight into Egypt.
  3. The loss of the Child Jesus in the temple.
  4. The meeting of Jesus and Mary on the Way of the Cross.
  5. The Crucifixion.
  6. The taking down of the Body of Christ from the Cross.
  7. The burial of Jesus.


  1. Very beautiful Jamie. I think you have your act together just fine.

    I usually do not bake much. But I always light a candle for feast days and we pray as a family.

    I love the heart shaped cake pan. Bet you can use that in a lot of different ways.

  2. Wow! I love the seven graces! Who doesn't need that!?!

    Jamie, can you check out the question I left for you regarding your comment on my religion curriculum? Thanks!

  3. Beautiful idea!! I will share it in my blog! I found it just in time for tomorrow!


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