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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feasts O

  • Friday in Passion Week, commemorating the sorrow of Mary during the Passion , and Death of Christ; instituted by the provincial synod of Cologne in 1413 to expiate the crimes of the iconoclast Hussites, being termed the Compassion or Transfixion; extended to the entire Church by Pope Benedict XIII in 1727. The Stabat Mater is sung during Mass and Office.
  • September 15, in devotion to the seven dolors of Mary:
  • the prophecy of Simeon
  • flight into Egypt
  • loss of the Child Jesus at Jerusalem
  • meeting Jesus on the road to Calvary
  • standing at the foot of the Cross
  • the descent of Jesus from the Cross
  • His burial

It was first granted to the Servites in 1668, and extended to the whole Church by Pope Pius VII in 1814.

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Entry for 'Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feasts O'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/s/seven-sorrows-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary-feasts-o.html. 1910.

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