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Forum: 7 Modern-Day Sorrows of Our Lady

“Apparently when people came to Padre Pio in Confession he often asked them as a ‘penance’ to recite seven Hail Mary’s while reflecting on the so-called seven ‘dolors,’ or ‘sorrows,’ of Mary”

Leader of Irish Bishops Calls for a Hail Mary a Day to Pray for Synod

“So why did the Holy Spirit prompt the Church in the middle of the 20th century to highlight Mary’s Assumption?  It happened as the world was emerging from dark and devastating times.  Up to 80M people had been killed as a result of the Second World War. … At a time when we would have been forgiven for believing the very worst about humanity – Mary revealed what is best in us and for us”