Our Lady of Sorrows Frame
Our Lady Sorrows (Latin: Beata Maria Virgo Perdolens), of Dolours, the Sorrowful Mother or Mother of Sorrows (Latin: Mater Dolorosa), and of Piety, of the Seven Sorrows or Our Lady of the Seven Dolours names by which Mary, mother of Jesus, referred to in relation to sorrows in life. As Mater Dolorosa, also a key subject for Marian art in the Catholic Church.
The Seven Sorrows of Mary a popular religious theme and a Catholic devotion. In Christian imagery, the Virgin Mary portrayed sorrowful and in tears, with one or seven swords piercing her heart, iconography based on the prophecy of Simeon in Luke 2:34–35. Pious practices in reference to this title include the Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows, the Seven Principal Dolors of the Blessed Virgin, the Novena in Honor of the Seven Sorrows of Mary, and the Via Matris.
The feast liturgically celebrated every 15 September, while a feast, the Friday of Sorrows observed in some Catholic countries.
The Seven Sorrows (or Dolors) events in the life of Mary that a popular devotion and frequently depicted in art.
Seven Sorrows confused with the five Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.
The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows grew in popularity in the 12th century, although under various titles. Some writings would place its roots in the eleventh century, especially among the Benedictine monks.
The feast of the Our Lady of Sorrows was originated by a provincial synod of Cologne in 1423. It was designated for the Friday after the third Sunday after Easter and had the title: Commemoratio angustiae et doloris B. Mariae V. Its object was the sorrow of Mary during the Crucifixion and Death of Christ. Before the sixteenth century this feast was limited to the dioceses of North Germany, Scandinavia, and Scotland.