This rosary (or chaplet as it could also be called) is an especially humbling prayer. As we meditate on the sorrows of our Blessed Mother, from the disquieting prophecy of Simeon to the anguish of His crucifixion, death and burial, we may find solace and strength in the realization that because of the depth of her sufferings, she clearly recognizes our own. With this prayer, we are able to hide ourselves within her Immaculate Heart and wipe our tears with her mantle.

Seven Sorrows Rosaries are often created in chaplet form using a set of seven medals representing each sorrow and seven beads between each Seven Sorrows Rosaries are often created in chaplet form using a set of seven medals representing each sorrow and seven beads between each Seven Sorrows Rosaries are often created in chaplet form using a set of seven medals representing each sorrow and seven beads between each Seven Seven Sorrows Rosaries are often created in chaplet form using a set of seven medals representing each sorrow and seven beads between each Sorrows Rosaries are often created in chaplet form using a set of seven medals representing each sorrow and seven beads between each medal.  (See our Seven Sorrows Chaplet) 
We have chosen to create this Servite Rosary with Paters instead of medals but it is still formed with seven sets of seven.

With each rosary we create, it is our intention that each element signify the subject and prayer it represents. 
Because gray is a somber color, we chose deep gray glass pearls to symbolize the depth of sadness represented in this prayer. Pearls symbolize wisdom, elegance, kindness, and spirituality. All are virtues of Our Lady and are symbolized by our choice in beads. Blue is the color most associated with Mary. The silver and blue cloisonné Paters continue the imagery. An Our Lady of Sorrows center, with an Ecce Homo image on its reverse, and a figurative center, depicting Our Sorrowful Mother at the foot of the cross, complete this limited edition rosary which measures 20 ½” 

This rosary may also be purchased in the familiar Marian format with five decades. If you prefer this configuration, please specify when ordering. 

Your Our Lady of Sorrows Servite Rosary will be shipped in a fabric pouch and gift box 
with complete instructions and meditations on its prayer 


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"My afflicted Mother, I will not leave thee alone to weep; no, I wish to keep thee company with my tears."
​~ Saint Alphonsus Ligouri ~

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Seven Sorrows of Mary Servite Rosary
Seven Sorrows of Mary

1. Prophecy of Simeon. 
Reading: Luke 2: 25-35.

2. Flight into Egypt. 
Matthew 2: 13-15.

3. Loss of the Child Jesus in the temple. 
Reading: Luke 2: 41-50.

4. Meeting of Jesus and Mary on the Way of the Cross. 
Reading: Luke 23: 27-29.

5. Crucifixion. 
John 19: 25-30.

6. Taking down of the Body of Jesus from the Cross. 
Reading: Psalm 130. 

7. Burial of Jesus 
Luke 23: 50-56.

This devotion, which brings to mind the seven sorrows of Mary (see below) has a long history which began with the Servites (Servants of Mary) in Monte Senario Italy about the time the order was started (1233, on the feast of the Assumption). Seven professional men from Florence were influenced by the repenting spirit common to the Brothers of Penance with whom they were in close contact. It is believed that Mary came to them and requested that they devote themselves to her service. In 1240 they withdrew from the world to pray and serve the Lord, leading a life of penance, prayer and service to Mary. Because there were many visitors, the men retreated again to Monte Senario, nearby, where Mary again visited them. Here the Servites were formed. By 1244, under the direction of Saint Peter of Verona, they began to wear a religious habit, similar to the Dominicans, and began to live under the rule of Saint Augustine. The order took on new life and before the end of the 14th century had over 100 convents throughout Europe, India and Crete. The Servites devoted their prayer to the rosary of the Seven Sorrows. 
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Praying the Servite Rosary

Begin with an act of contrition to clear any obstacle before God and Our Blessed Mother. 

"O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen." 

Pray one Our Father along with seven Hail Marys after meditating each sorrow of Our Blessed Mother. 

The final prayers are: three more "Hail Marys", to honor the tears of the Sorrowful Virgin; one "Our Father", one "Hail Mary", and one "Glory Be" for the intentions of the Pope; an invocation to the Sorrowful Virgin (optional) and a concluding offertory (optional).

Invocation to the Sorrowful Virgin 

Mary, Mother of God, Mother of Sorrows, lift me up when I am feeling sad and in times of trouble. Be my inspiration, my strength and my comfort throughout my life. Help me to accept the will of God with complete faith as you did. Help me to embrace the Gospel of Life and not a culture of death and to live accordingly. Embrace me with your motherly love and affection drawing me safely into the protection of your pierced and immaculate heart. Amen.




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