Our Lady of Sorrows Novena

When we pray Our Lady of Sorrows Novena we contemplate on the seven sorrows suffered by the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus as well as all the suffering women around the world. We seek her intercession and seek repentance of sins and protection at the hour of death.

Our Lady of Sorrows also called Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, Our Lady of Dolours, the Sorrowful Mother or Mother of Sorrows, Our Lady of Piety, and Our Lady of the Seven Dolours is some of the names given to the Virgin Mary in reflection to the sorrows she endured during her life on Earth.

This title which is given to the Blessed Mother paves the way to Marian art in the Catholic Church. Our Lady of Sorrows is represented in art as in a sad and anguished mode, expressing her tears and sorrows. The Seven Sorrows of Mary plays an important part in Roman Catholic devotion.

The Virgin Mary is portrayed in sorrow and in pain with one or seven long knives or daggers piercing her heart and often bleeding.

The title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of Sorrows, focuses on her intense suffering and grief during the passion and death of her son Jesus Christ. This suffering comprises not only of certain events but as the seven dolors or seven sorrows of Mary which she endured during her earthly life.

The seven sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary are as follows: The flight of the Holy Family into Egypt; The loss and finding of the child Jesus in the Temple; Mary’s meeting of Jesus on His way to Calvary; Mary’s standing at the foot of the cross when our Lord was crucified; Mother Mary holding Jesus when He was taken down from the cross; the Lord’s burial.

Devotional prayers consist of the Servite rosary or the Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady, the Seven Joys of Mary, and the prayer to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Our Lady of Sorrows is known to be the patron saint of Poland where she was canonically crowned as the Queen and Patroness of Poland, to the people named Dolores, Dolorita, Lola and Pia, Malta, Slovakia, Granada, Spain, Congregation of Holy Cross, Order of the Servants of Mary, Mola di Bari and the Molise region of Italy, Cavite where she is named as the Queen and Patroness of the City and Province, Philippines, Mississippi, United States-Dolores, Abra, Philippines-Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Samar, Philippines-Jia-an, Jiabong, Samar, Philippines-Ronda, Cebu, Philippines -Tanawan, Bustos, and Bulacan.

Facts about Our Lady of Sorrows Novena

Novena Starts: September 6th
Feast Day: September 15th

Significance of Our Lady of Sorrows Novena

The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows or the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on 15th September according to the Liturgical Calendar.

Read more: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Novena

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena

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Our Lady of Sorrows Novena – Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O sorrowful Mother, I turn to you in total trust. You suffered the sharpest pains in life, watching your Son die upon the Cross, and yet you remained by Him to the end.

Look with favor upon me, a poor sinner, and obtain for me from your Son all the graces I need to endure the sufferings God allows me to face.

Daily Prayer

On the Cross her Son was dying.
Mary stood beneath Him crying,
Sharing in His saving cross.
As He hangs, her soul is grieving,
and a sword her heart is cleaving
and she weeps the bitter loss.


O Mother of Sorrows, through thy First Sorrow, the Prophecy of Holy Simeon, intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and grant me the favor I implore

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Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena – Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O sorrowful Mother, I turn to you in total trust. You suffered the sharpest pains in life, watching your Son die upon the Cross, and yet you remained by Him to the end.

Look with favor upon me, a poor sinner, and obtain for me from your Son all the graces I need to endure the sufferings God allows me to face.

Daily Prayer

O, the sad, afflicted Mother
of the Son beyond all others:
only Son of God most high.
Full of grief, her heart is aching;
watching Him, her body, quaking,
trembles as her offspring dies.


O Mother of Sorrows, through thy Second Sorrow, the Flight into Egypt, intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and grant me the favor I implore 

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Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Read more: St. Agatha Novena

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena – Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O sorrowful Mother, I turn to you in total trust. You suffered the sharpest pains in life, watching your Son die upon the Cross, and yet you remained by Him to the end.

Look with favor upon me, a poor sinner, and obtain for me from your Son all the graces I need to endure the sufferings God allows me to face.

Daily Prayer

Who would see Christ’s mother crying
at the bitter crucifying
without tears of sympathy?
Who could see her depth of feeling
thoughts of many hearts revealing 
and not share her agony?


O Mother of Sorrows, through thy Third Sorrow, the Loss of the Child Jesus, intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and grant me the favor I implore

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Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena – Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O sorrowful Mother, I turn to you in total trust. You suffered the sharpest pains in life, watching your Son die upon the Cross, and yet you remained by Him to the end.

Look with favor upon me, a poor sinner, and obtain for me from your Son all the graces I need to endure the sufferings God allows me to face

Daily Prayer

Pardon for our sins entreating,
She saw Him endure the beating.
All our guilt on Him was cast.
She stood by in contemplation
When her Son, in desolation
Breathed His spirit forth at last.


O Mother of Sorrows, through thy Fourth Sorrow, meeting thy Jesus on His Way to Calvary, intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and grant me the favor I implore

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Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena – Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O sorrowful Mother, I turn to you in total trust. You suffered the sharpest pains in life, watching your Son die upon the Cross, and yet you remained by Him to the end.

Look with favor upon me, a poor sinner, and obtain for me from your Son all the graces I need to endure the sufferings God allows me to face.

Daily Prayer

Font of love, O Blessed Mother,
lend me tears to mourn my Brother.
Never let my ardor dim.
Let my heart be burning freely,
Christ my God be pleased to see me
all on fire with love for Him.


O Mother of Sorrows, through thy Fifth Sorrow, standing beneath thy dying Son on Mt. Calvary, the Flight into Egypt, intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and grant me the favor I implore

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Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Read more: Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena – Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O sorrowful Mother, I turn to you in total trust. You suffered the sharpest pains in life, watching your Son die upon the Cross, and yet you remained by Him to the end.

Look with favor upon me, a poor sinner, and obtain for me from your Son all the graces I need to endure the sufferings God allows me to face.


Daily Prayer

This I ask, O Holy Mary,
that His wounds I too may carry:
fix them deeply in my heart.
Mine the burden He was bearing;
let me in His pain be sharing;
of His suffering take a part.


O Mother of Sorrows, through thy Sixth Sorrow, thy Jesus is laid in thy Arms, intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and grant me the favor I implore

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Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena – Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O sorrowful Mother, I turn to you in total trust. You suffered the sharpest pains in life, watching your Son die upon the Cross, and yet you remained by Him to the end.

Look with favor upon me, a poor sinner, and obtain for me from your Son all the graces I need to endure the sufferings God allows me to face.

Daily prayer

Let me join in your lamenting,
through my life weep unrelenting
tears for Jesus Crucified.
Let me stand and share your weeping,
all the day death’s vigil keeping,
glad to stand close by your side.

O Mother of Sorrows, through thy Seventh Sorrow, the Burial of thy Jesus, intercede for me with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and grant me the favor I implore

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Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena – Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O sorrowful Mother, I turn to you in total trust. You suffered the sharpest pains in life, watching your Son die upon the Cross, and yet you remained by Him to the end.

Look with favor upon me, a poor sinner, and obtain for me from your Son all the graces I need to endure the sufferings God allows me to face.

Daily Prayer

Queen of all the virgin choir,
judge me not when I aspire
your pure tears to emulate.
Let me share in Christ’s affliction ; 
death by bitter crucifixion; 
and His wounds commemorate.

We give God thanks for the exaltation of His holy Cross, and ask dear Mother of Sorrows that you pray for us

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Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Our Lady of Sorrows Novena – Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O sorrowful Mother, I turn to you in total trust. You suffered the sharpest pains in life, watching your Son die upon the Cross, and yet you remained by Him to the end.

Look with favor upon me, a poor sinner, and obtain for me from your Son all the graces I need to endure the sufferings God allows me to face.

Daily Prayer

Let me taste the pains He offered,
drunk with love for Him who suffered.
May His wounds become my own.
On the day of Christ’s returning
may my heart be lit and burning.
Virgin, aid me at His throne.
May His Cross be interceding
and His death my vict’ry pleading.
May He hold me in His grace.
When my flesh by death is taken,
may my soul to glory waken
and in heaven take a place. Amen.


Blessed Mother, on this last day of our novena to you we entrust ourselves to your heart, pierced with love for your Divine Son

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Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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