The Seven Sorrows of Mary. The Seven Joys of the Franciscan Crown. Why not pray both at once?
This is a collection of fourteen lively meditations on the sorrows and joys of Mary, told in the order they happened in the life of Mary: joys, then sorrows, then joy, then the most terrible sorrows on the Via Dolorosa, and finally the perfect joy of the Resurrection and Mary’s assumption and crowning in Heaven.
May these meditations on the sorrows and joys of Mary remind you of how Mary suffers and rejoices with you in your own life.
Mary Pezzulo received her BA in English from Otterbein University. She blogs about art, religion, politics and her life in Northern Appalachia at the Steel Magnificat blog on the Patheos Catholic channel. She is the author of Stumbling Into Grace: How We Meet God in Tiny Works of Mercy from Ave Maria Press and Meditations on the Way of the Cross from Apocryphile Press.