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Chaplet of Tears

IN HONOUR OF THE SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY

Weeping Statue of the Rosa Mystica in Maasmechelen


Initial Invocation

Crucified Jesus! Prostrate at your feet, we offer you the tears of Her, Who with Intimate, sympathetic love accompanied you on Your painful Way of the Cross. Grant, O good Master that we take to heart the lessons which the tears of Your Most Holy Mother afford us, so that we may thus fulfill Your Holy Will on earth that we may become worthy to laud and bless You in Heaven for all Eternity. Amen!


Before
each of the following petitions pray:

"O Jesus! Look upon the tears of Her, Who loved You most while on earth And who loves You most intimately in Heaven."


After
each petition pray seven times:

"O Jesus! Hear our petitions For the sake of the tears of Your Most Holy Mother."


PETITIONS

O Jesus! Look upon the tears of Her...

1. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears Your Most Holy Mother shed during Simeon's prophecy that a sword will pierce Her Heart, grant us strength that even in our dark hours, we may remain firm in our Faith and loyal in our love for You.

"O Jesus! Hear our petitions..." (seven times)

Next petition...

O Jesus! Look upon the tears of Her...

2. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears Your Most Holy Mother shed during Her flight into Egypt, have mercy on all the homeless, refugees, and all those persecuted for the Faith.

"O Jesus! Hear our petitions..." (seven times)

Next petition...

O Jesus! Look upon the tears of Her...

3. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears Your Most Holy Mother shed during Her search for You , have mercy on those souls who have lost you and grant that they will find You again through the Faith left in the temple of their hearts.

"O Jesus! Hear our petitions..." (seven times)

Next petition...

O Jesus! Look upon the tears of Her...

4. O Jesus for the sake of the tears Your Most Holy Mother shed when You met Her during Your Painful Way of the Cross please help when we are afflicted by illness and tribulations, and show all those who err in Faith or do not believe, that You are the Way, The Truth, and the Life.

"O Jesus! Hear our petitions..." (seven times)

Next petition...

O Jesus! Look upon the tears of Her...

5. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears Your Most Holy Mother shed during Your Agony on the Cross, grant all those dying Your last Graces that are needed for their salvation and may we accept our death with love, from Your Hand, the death that You have destined for us.

"O Jesus! Hear our petitions..." (seven times)

Next petition...

O Jesus! Look upon the tears of Her...

6. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears Your Most Holy Mother shed when Your Sacred Body was taken from the Cross and placed into Her Arms, have mercy on all those who suffer, and grant them the knowledge that God will not send them afflictions beyond their strength.

"O Jesus! Hear our petitions..." (seven times)

Next petition...

O Jesus! Look upon the tears of Her...

7. O Jesus, for the sake of the tears Your Most Holy Mother shed when you were placed in the Sepulcher, grant us strength, so that we may overcome our fear of death through our hope of a blessed resurrection in You.

"O Jesus! Hear our petitions..." (seven times)

After the Seventh Petition is completed pray three times:

"O Jesus ! Look upon the tears of Her, Who loved You most while on earth And Who loves You most intimately in Heaven."


As a conclusion, offer the following prayer:

"O Mary, Mother of Love, of Sorrows, and of Mercy we beg you , join Your prayers with ours, so that Jesus, Your Divine Son, to Whom we turn, will graciously hear our petitions in the name of Your maternal tears, and together with the graces we implore, grant us finally the reward of eternal life. Amen"

Approved: Buchwieser, Vicar - Munich (West Germany), March 22, 1935


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