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Friday, January 11, 2008

Chaplet of Our Lady's Tears

While visiting Fatima 15 years ago, my friend Erin and I met a lovely little nun named Sr. Francesca who whisked us away to her convent and there told us about her special devotion to Our Lady's Tears. I still have the chaplet and prayer card she gave me with the story of the devotion and the instructions of how to pray. Please join me today and each Friday to offer this Chaplet for the cause of Sr. Marie, the one who cherished Mary's House and the first Stations of the Cross, where so many of Our Lady's Tears did fall.

Story of the devotion: (excerpt from a booklet that accompanies the Chaplet)

"On November 8, 1929, Sister Amalia, her heart moved by the grief of a relative whose wife was critically ill, sought Jesus in the Tabernacle and pleaded that she might give her own life for this mother of little children. So sincere was the desire of this Sister who bears the Holy Stigmata that Our Lord spoke to her, telling her how to pray to attain this grace. Jesus said: "Pray to me in behalf of my mother's tears, I shall gladly grant them." Sister Amalia bent low her head as she reflected on the Tears of Our Lady. "How shall I pray?" she asked humbly. "O Jesus, listen to our prayers in behalf of your holy mother's tears. O Jesus, look down upon the tears of her who loved you best on earth and most deeply loves you now in heaven," was the answer." ... "Later my mother will give the treasure of her tears to my beloved institute as a magnet of mercy."

How to pray the Chaplet: (can be prayed on a Seven Sorrows Rosary or a regular Rosary)

Begin as follows:

Replace the Creed with:"Crucified Jesus! Kneeling at Your feet, we offer to You the tears of the one who, with deep and compassionate love, accompanied You on Your Sorrowful way of the Cross. Oh Good Savior, grant that we take to heart the teachings given us by the tears of Your Most Holy Mother, so that we may accomplish Your divine will on earth and may be made worthy to honor and glorify You in heaven throughout all eternity."
Go directly to the large bead before the medal centerpiece:
Replace the Our Father's with:
V. "O Jesus, behold the tears of the one who loved You most on earth,"
R. "And who loves You most ardently in Heaven."

Replace the Hail Mary's with:
V. "O Jesus, hear our prayers,"
R. "For the sake of the tears of Your most Holy Mother."

At the end of the Chaplet repeat three times on the three small beads:
V. "O Jesus, behold the tears of the one who lover You most on earth,
R. "And who loves you most ardently in heaven."

Say the following prayer at the end of the Chaplet:

"O Mary, Mother of love, Mother of Sorrow, and Mother of Mercy, we beg you to unite your petitions with ours so that Your Divine Son, Jesus, to Whom we now turn in the name of your motherly tears, answers our prayers and, with the graces we ask for, grant us the Kingdom of eternal life." Amen.

Pray along on You Tube with this Rosary of Tears including a meditation on each of the Seven Sorrows of Mary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUy5GtgQFEg Also visit this awesome blog Children of the Tears.

6 comments:

Rubi said...

I have deep love for and devotion to Our Lady. I've never heard of this Rosary of Tears before! Thank you so much for explaining how to pray it!

Medjugorje said...

+JMJ+

God Bless You All!

This is how i first heard about Our Lady of Tears: a few years ago, I was contemplating the heavy burdens in my older brother's life, and how he had left the practice of our family's Holy Catholic Faith. I yearned with my heart that he would come back to the great Ark which our Holy Faith is in the turbulence of the Sea of earthly life. It struck me that in my life i have witnessed, by God's Mercy, many supernatural Signs and Wonders which have strengthened my faith. So i prayed to Our Lord and to Our Blessed Mother Together, "Please! Send to my Brother a Sign - something which he himself will feel is a Supernatural Sign, so that his faith will be strengthened!"

The next night i met with my brother and he told me that, "The weirdest thing in my life happened to me last night!" I was occupied with something when he said this, and i didn't respond, so then he said, "Did you hear what i said? The WEIRDEST THING IN MY LIFE happened to me last night!!!" When he said this, i Knew it was the Answer Our Lord and Our Lady had sent. "What happened?" i asked.

He told me that he had been reclining on his bed the night before, reading a magazine and smoking a cigarette, wearing nothing but shorts, when he suddenly felt something tiny hit his leg on his thigh. He looked down, and there was a drop of water.

He said: "I spent the next 45 minutes trying to figure out where that drop of water came from! There was no crack in the ceiling, the window wasn't open. There was NO LOGICAL EXPLANATION FOR WHERE IT CAME FROM!! I finally just quit thinking about it!!"

Immediately i thought, "Our Lady sent him a Tear - One of the Greatest Signs which She is sending to Mankind at this time in history - Her Tears!"

I was afraid he would misunderstand Our Lady's Tears if i told him about it on the spot, so i said nothing, but when i got home later, i wrote him an email about my prayer and about Her Tears. I didn't want him to think Our Lady was "pitying him" but rather wanted to explain in more depth why Our Lady weeps and why God is sending Her to be the great Evangelist of these Times.

I also wanted to share this great Sign with some close friends of mine, so i sent them emails at the same time about what had happened. One friend named Shawn wrote back right away and said she had just read about the Chaplet of Our Lady of Tears that very day, and felt it was an amazing "coincidence"/God-Incidence.

My brother replied with silence to my email, and continues to do the same thing whenever i bring it up. This is more meaningful than it might appear, since he "always has an explanation/opinion" about things Catholic to put down the Catholic faith and raise up his own brand of New Age/Positive Thinking philosophy. But when i mention "the drop of water", and the many Weeping Statues and Images of Our Lady, he remains silent. After all, it was "the weirdest thing that ever happened to him in his life". I continue to pray for him, that this Tear burrow deep into his heart and grow there into Love of Our Blessed Mother and the Holy Faith and Church of Her Precious Son and Lord, Jesus Christ.

In Jesus through Mary

Medjugorje said...

+JMJ+

God Bless You All!

This is how i first heard about Our Lady of Tears: a few years ago, I was contemplating the heavy burdens in my older brother's life, and how he had left the practice of our family's Holy Catholic Faith. I yearned with my heart that he would come back to the great Ark which our Holy Faith is in the turbulence of the Sea of earthly life. It struck me that in my life i have witnessed, by God's Mercy, many supernatural Signs and Wonders which have strengthened my faith. So i prayed to Our Lord and to Our Blessed Mother Together, "Please! Send to my Brother a Sign - something which he himself will feel is a Supernatural Sign, so that his faith will be strengthened!"

The next night i met with my brother and he told me that, "The weirdest thing in my life happened to me last night!" I was occupied with something when he said this, and i didn't respond, so then he said, "Did you hear what i said? The WEIRDEST THING IN MY LIFE happened to me last night!!!" When he said this, i Knew it was the Answer Our Lord and Our Lady had sent. "What happened?" i asked.

He told me that he had been reclining on his bed the night before, reading a magazine and smoking a cigarette, wearing nothing but shorts, when he suddenly felt something tiny hit his leg on his thigh. He looked down, and there was a drop of water.

"I spent the next 45 minutes trying to figure out where that drop of water came from! There was no crack in the ceiling, the window wasn't open. There was NO LOGICAL EXPLANATION FOR WHERE IT CAME FROM!! I finally just quit thinking about it!"

Immediately i thought, "Our Lady sent him a Tear - One of the Greatest Signs which She is sending to Mankind at this time in history - Her Tears!"

I was afraid he would misunderstand Our Lady's Tears if i told him about it on the spot, so i said nothing, but when i got home later, i wrote him an email about my prayer and about Her Tears. I didn't want him to think Our Lady was "pitying him" but rather wanted to explain in more depth why Our Lady weeps and why God is sending Her to be the great Evangelist of these Times.

I also wanted to share this great Sign with some close friends of mine, so i sent them emails at the same time about what had happened. One friend named Shawn wrote back right away and said she had just read about the Chaplet of Our Lady of Tears that very day, and felt it was an amazing "coincidence"/God-Incidence.

My brother replied with silence to my email, and continues to do the same thing whenever i bring it up. This is more meaningful than it might appear, since he "always has an explanation/opinion" about things Catholic to put down the Catholic faith and raise up his own brand of New Age/Positive Thinking philosophy. But when i mention "the drop of water", and the many Weeping Statues and Images of Our Lady, he remains silent. After all, it was "the weirdest thing that ever happened to him in his life". I continue to pray for him, that this Tear burrow deep into his heart and grow there into Love of Our Blessed Mother and the Holy Faith and Church of Her Precious Son and Lord, Jesus Christ.

In Jesus through Mary

victoria said...

I learned to pray the Rosary of Tears many years ago at Maranatha Spring and Shrine in Elyria, Ohio. The leader of my prayer group in Philadelphia was considering dropping it on some days of the week, but Jesus told Maureen, the visionary in Elyria, that He would be eternally appreciative of people who prayed this Rosary of Tears with the Meditations on the Seven Sorrows of Mary in honor of His Mother's Tears. Thank you for propagating this beautiful devotion.

Victoria

Anonymous said...

I was looking for a prayer that would bring comfort to me. My mother w/my brother and sister-in-law is in Stanford Med.Ctr undergoing a test for cancer of the pancreas. I located this website and feel the Lord directed me here. My name is Vicki, short for Victoria, the same as the woman from Ohio and, exactly at this time,1:58 PM, my mother was underoing the procedure. I have yet to find out what has been discovered, but trust our Lord has her in the palm of his hand along with Our Blessed Mother. I will pray this special prayer of the Rosary of Tears.

J. Buresh said...

You and I share the same passion - we should connect! I just started a blog not too long ago posting the Chaplet of Tears. We are an apostolate called the "Children of the Tears". This chaplet is very special to us, and we try to spread this devotion whenever possible. Check us out:
http://www.childrenofthetears.blogspot.com/

May God Bless you in your holy mission!

Julie Buresh
Children of the Tears