The month of September has traditionally been set aside to honor
Mary as Our Lady of Sorrows, whose feast is September 15. All the sorrows of Our Blessed Mother are joined together with the passion and death of her son,
Jesus Christ. And so we pray:
Oh my Jesus, In your passion
came true the prophecy of Simeon, that your mother would be pierced by a sword of immeasurable anguish and sorrow.
Grant that as we who commemorate the memory of her grief,
imitate her stewardship example and participate in a profound way in your redemptive work.
Help us to embrace the journey of your passion,
so that like Our Blessed Mother, your first and greatest disciple, we too may be brought
from death to life
by your cross and resurrection.
We pray this to you, Christ, our Lord, Amen.