Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Seven Sorrows of Mary Reflection

The month of September is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary, praying with the moments in Mary's life where she stood strong in the face of suffering, relying on her faith in her Son. I've posted a few coloring notes pages before (here) but wanted to do something to help my students pray with the Mater Dolorosa. So I created a little booklet with the Sorrows, their Scripture reference, and a short reflection to help connect it back to the reader's life. I'm also sharing a script that we used at a middle school prayer service where one student read the Scripture passage, we had a little quiet time, and then another student read the reflection.

These tools would work for personal prayer, a guide for Lectio Divina, a classroom study on the Seven Sorrows, or a time of group prayer.

Click here for the readers' script:
Click here for the reflection mini book:
(This is intended to be folded like the mini book in this video)

 And you can find some other Seven Sorrows printables here:

And here's a project based set of activities students can choose from to show what they've learned about the Seven Sorrows (this one is editable and shareable too!)


  1. Katie, the scriptural reflections are beautiful, thank you! So important for kids to know that sadness and suffering are a part of life, even for the saints!, and that we have Someone to turn to for comfort and healing.

  2. you all are just awsome!!! I love you all, God bless every one of you!!!

  3. Your materials are outstanding! Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing.

  4. Beautiful content. Thank you so much for sharing.