Friday, 26 March 2010

Our Lady of Sorrows

The 4th Station: All Saints, Elland

On this Friday of Passion Week a commemoration is made of Our Lady of Sorrows. May she pray for us, that we may follow her Son on the way to Calvary.

Sometimes this version of the Hail Mary is used:

Hail Mary, full of sorrow, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of compassion, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

The 13th Station: All Saints, Elland

Lord Jesus Christ,
when you were raised upon the cross,
your mother Mary stood beside you in your passion:
may your Church, as it shares in your suffering and death,
come to share more deeply in your risen life;
for, with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
you are alive and reign,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.