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
Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Sorrows
O most holy Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ: by the overwhelming grief you experienced when you witnessed the martyrdom, crucifixion, and death of your divine Son, look upon me kindly, and awaken in my heart a tender sympathy for Our Lord’s sufferings.
Grant me a sincere detestation of my sins, so that free from undue affection for the passing joys of earth, I may set my sights higher on the eternal joys of heaven.
May all my thoughts and all my actions be directed towards this one great goal. Honor, glory, and love to our divine Lord Jesus, and to the holy and immaculate Mother of God. Amen
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.