Special Novena to the Sorrowful Mother

September 04, 2021
Source: Priory Orlando

Fr. John Fullerton, US Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X requested to pray a Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary after the daily rosary.

"I am asking you to use the period from September 7 through to the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 15) to join in praying a special novena asking the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart to intercede for those who are suffering due to recent tragedy caused by illness, abandonment, or natural disasters, especially the members of our society.

For the novena, I ask that you add the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the prayer below to the rosary during these days of the novena. Please encourage your faithful to join us in praying the same."

Extract from Letter to the Priests - Fr. John Fullerton

Prayer to our Sorrowful Mother

O, Mother most holy and sorrowful, Queen of Martyrs, you who stood by your Son as He agonized on the cross, by the sufferings of your life, by that sword of pain that pierced your heart, by your perfect joy in heaven, look down upon us kindly as we kneel before you, sympathizing with your sorrows and offering you our petition with childlike trust.

Dear Mother, since your Son refuses you nothing, ask of His Sacred Heart to mercifully grant what we ask, through the merits of His sacred passion, along with those of your sufferings at the foot of the cross. Mother most merciful, to whom shall we go in our misery if not to you who pities us poor sinful exiles in this valley of tears?

In our name offer Jesus but one drop of His most precious blood, but one pang of His loving heart. Remind Him that you are our sweetness, our life, and our hope and your prayer will be heard. Amen.

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