7 Sorrows of Mary - Mater Dolorosa Chaplet - Our Lady of Sorrows
This small chaplet rosary is known by several names in different parts of the world, amongst them The 7 Sorrows of Mary Chaplet, the Chaplet of Our Lady of Sorrows, and the Mater Dolorosa Chaplet.
Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows can be traced back even to Apostolic times. The Gospels, particularly that of St John, record Mary standing by the Cross of Jesus. The Our Lady of Sorrows medal incorporated into the chaplet is a remembrance of the suffering that the Blessed Virgin Mary experienced for her own Son.
I've made this chaplet with black onyx beads, the traditional colour for this devotion. In the loop are 7 beads representing the 7 Sorrows, and in the front extension are 3 beads which are for Mary's tears. The chaplet begins and ends with a crucifix and medal of Our Lady of Sorrows, showing her heart pierced by 7 swords and the crucifixion scene on the other side.
Length from center back to end of crucifix: 21.5cm / 8.5 inches
Medal: 2.5cm tall / 1 inch tall
A compact and reasonably lightweight wee rosary that is easy to slip into a pocket or purse, it comes with a card of the traditional prayers.
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You can see more items for Our Lady of Sorrows here: Our Lady of Sorrows Collection
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