OUR LADY OF SORROWS


Instituted by the Servite Friars in 1668, and was previously known as the Seven Sorrows of Mary (which are Simeon's prophecy of Jesus in the temple, the flight into Egypt, the disappearance of the boy Jesus in Jerusalem, the road to Calvary, the crucifixion and the entombment. Pope Pius VII extended this feast to the Western Church in 1814, to commemorate the sufferings he endured while held in captivity in France.

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