Our Lady has seven sorrows, but we also celebrate her seven joys. These include: the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Birth of the Lord, the Adoration of Jesus by the Magi, finding Jesus in the Temple, the Resurrection, and the Assumption of Mary’s body and soul into heaven.
Where there is suffering,
there is also joy.
Thank you for the gift of our Mother, Mary.
We honor her today,
and we ask for her blessings
of joy to pour down on us.
Franciscans around the world celebrate today by saying a Franciscan Crown, which is a seven-decade rosary. Pray a Franciscan Crown today, and consider journaling later about what that experience was like.