This rosary was created in honor of Mary’s Seven Sorrows which began with the Prophecy of Simeon.

For this rosary, we’ve chosen to symbolize Mary’s sorrows with jet Czech glass Aves and crystal spacers. The black beads reflect the anguish which entered Mary’s heart as she heard the words of Simeon’s prophesy. For the Paters, we have chosen Chevron Amethyst. Its purple is a color symbolic of spirituality and royalty, in this, it symbolizes Mary as Queen of Heaven. Very important to the concept of this rosary is its center, a bronze heart pierced by seven swords. This, of course, represents Mary’s sorrowful heart. Completed with a simple bronze crucifix, this limited edition rosary measures 20”.  

Your “Sword Shall Pierce Your Soul” rosary will be shipped in a silk pouch and gift box.

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And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him. 
And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed-- 
and a sword will pierce even your own soul--to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed." 
Luke 2: 33-35

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Prayers in Honor of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary were
approved by Pope Pius VII in 1815.  Devotion to  the Seven Sorrows began  with Saint Brigit, who died in 525. Meditations were written by  Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787) and were approved by Pope Pius VII in 1815.

Litany of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows
by Pope Pius VII

V. Lord, have mercy on us.
R. Christ, have mercy on us.
V. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Mother of the Crucified, [etc.]
Sorrowful Mother
Mournful Mother
Sighing Mother
Afflicted Mother
Forsaken Mother
Desolate Mother
Mother most sad
Mother set around with anguish
Mother overwhelmed by grief
Mother transfixed by a sword
Mother crucified in thy heart
Mother bereaved of thy Son
Sighing Dove
Mother of Dolors
Fount of tears
Sea of bitterness
Field of tribulation
Mass of suffering
Mirror of patience
Rock of constancy
Remedy in perplexity
Joy of the afflicted
Ark of the desolate
Refuge of the abandoned
Shield of the oppressed
Conqueror of the incredulous
Solace of the wretched
Medicine of the sick
Help of the faint
Strength of the weak
Protectress of those who fight
Haven of the shipwrecked
Calmer of tempests
Companion of the sorrowful
Retreat of those who groan
Terror of the treacherous
Standard-bearer of the Martyrs
Treasure of the Faithful
Light of Confessors
Pearl of Virgins
Comfort of Widows
Joy of all Saints
Queen of thy Servants
Holy Mary, who alone art unexampled

V. Pray for us, most Sorrowful Virgin,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O God, in whose Passion, according to the prophecy of Simeon, a sword of grief pierced through the most sweet soul of Thy glorious Blessed Virgin Mother Mary: grant that we, who celebrate the memory of her Seven Sorrows, may obtain the happy effect of Thy Passion, Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

This litany was composed by Pope Pius VII while he was held in captivity by Napoleon. 

Let us bind ourselves tightly to the Sorrowful Heart of our Heavenly Mother 
and reflect on it's boundless grief and how precious is our soul." 
~ Saint Padre Pio~ 

Rosary Copyright Marilyn Nash 2014

I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, in the affliction of your tender heart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by your heart so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of humility and the gift of the holy fear of God. Hail Mary… 

Meditation on the First Sorrow of Mary 
~Saint Alphonsus Liguori~

 A Sword Shall Pierce Your Soul
A Rosary Dedicated to the First of Mary’s Seven Sorrows 
The Prophecy of Simeon

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