JACOPINO DEL CONTE
is wrapped in a clean linen cloth. Nicodemus has brought myrrh and
and the Body is bound in the Shroud with them. nearby is a new tomb,
to Joseph of Arimathea, and there they lay Jesus. Mary and John and the
holy women follow them and watch as the great stone to the sepulchre is
rolled. it is the end.
THE SEVENTH PRAYER OF
The Seven Dolors of The Blessed Virgin Mary
V: O God, come to my
R: O Lord, make haste to help me
V: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
7. I grieve for you, O Mary most sorrowful, for the pangs that wrenched your most loving heart at the burial of Jesus. Dear Mother, by your heart sunk in the bitterness of desolation, obtain for me the virtue of diligence and the gift of wisdom.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
PRAYER OF ST. BONAVENTURE
THE MOTHER OF SORROWS
O sorrowful Virgin,
unite me at least to the humiliations and wounds of thy Son, so that
He and thee may find comfort in having someone sharing thy sufferings.
Oh, how happy I would be if I could do this! For is there perhaps
greater, sweeter, or more advantageous for a person? Why dost thou not
grant me what I ask? If I have offended thee, be just and pierce my
If I have been faithful to thee, leave me not without a reward: give me
PRAYER OF ST. ALPHONSUS
O afflicted Virgin, O soul great in virtues, as in sorrows, both the one and the other spring from that great fire burning in thyr heart for God, the only love of thy heart!Mother, have pity on me, who has not loved God, and who has so greatly offended Him. Thy sorrows, it is true, assure me of pardon, but that is not sufficient. I wish to love God. Who could obtain for me that grace if not thee, who are the Mother of holy love! O Mary, Thou consolest everyone; favor me also, with thy consolations. Amen.
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