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 Sixth Sorrow of Mary:
The Piercing of the Side of Jesus and His Descent from the Cross
Most Sorrowful Mother, when your Son’s body was lowered from the cross and laid in your arms, sorrow filled your heart.
Though now this sorrow had a note of relief, how painful it was for you to gaze on that body, formerly the seat of perfect life, health and beauty, gruesomely scarred, pale and lifeless.
Mother, Queen of Martyrs, let me join my heart to yours in this grief, and obtain for me to receive Jesus into my soul before I die, so I may join Him in heaven forever.
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.