Thank you for joining us in prayer for justice and healing in our Church.
Together, we pray this novena to Our Lady of Sorrows, for the following intentions:
- Healing for all victims of clergy sexual abuse, and for victims’ families from pain caused by clergy, consecrated religious and lay leaders in the Church
- Justice for perpetrators of evil in the Church
- Renewal at all levels in the Catholic Church
- Mary’s intercession on behalf of all who are suffering
Prayer in honor of the First Sorrow of Mary:
The Prophecy of Simeon
Most Sorrowful Mother, grief filled was your heart when, on offering your divine Son at the temple, Holy Simeon foretold that a sword would pierce your soul. There and then you knew you would suffer with Jesus. Queen of Martyrs, let me unite my heart to yours in this pain, and ask you the grace to keep the thought of my death in mind, so I may always avoid sin.
Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with Thee, blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.