Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
September 15 is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. The Ursuline Sisters have a strong devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows dating back to when our Founder, Father John Lambertz, enrolled the first women of the Congregation in the Society of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows. He encouraged the women to pray for Our Blessed Mother Mary’s intercession in the opening of the first convent/school in Tildonk, Belgium, after a government decree had stopped its construction. On March 20th, 1823, the Thursday of Passion Week, the Curé of Tildonk received government approval to resume building. Father Lambertz was able to complete the construction that had been started, and reopen the classes. With gratitude to God and to Mother Mary invoked under the title of her Seven Sorrows he announced: “May thanks and devotion to Our Lady of Seven Sorrows be forever preserved and perpetuated in our society!”Our Lady suffered deeply as the Mother of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and we seek her consolation for all who are suffering due to the worldwide Coronavirus tragedy. Today, on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, we ask our Blessed Mother for intercessory help yet again. We ask Mary to intercede on our behalf to her son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom we pray for healing for all those suffering from the worldwide Coronavirus tragedy and an end to all this suffering.
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.
St. Angela Merici, pray for us.
Father John Lambertz, pray for us.