Our Lady of Slovakia

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Under this title, Our Lady is the patron saint of Slovakia, the state of Mississippi, the Congregation of Holy Cross, Mola di Bari, Apulia, Italy and in Barangay Paloway, San Andres, Catanduanes, Philippines and the Our Lady of Sorrow,

The Seven Sorrows of Mary are a popular devotion in the Church. There is a devotional prayer which consists of meditation on:

The Prophecy of Simeon over the Infant Jesus.(Luke 2:34)
The Flight into Egypt of the Holy Family. (Matthew 2:13)
The Loss of the Child Jesus for Three Days. (Luke 2:43)
The Meeting of Jesus and Mary along the Way of the Cross. (Luke 23:26)
The Crucifixion where Mary stands at the foot of the cross. (John 19:25)
The Descent from the Cross where Mary receives the dead body of Jesus in her arms. (Matthew 27:57)
The Burial of Jesus. (John 19:40)

"At the cross her station keeping,
Stood the mournful mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last.
Through her heart, his sorrow sharing,
All his bitter anguish bearing,
Now at length the sword has passed."

(Stabat Mater)

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