An Autumn Rain

A Novena With the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Lady of Sorrows

After praying for 9 days, we have followed Mary into the valley of tears where Our Blessed Mother has shown us that suffering is a part of following Jesus. 

She teaches us that Jesus has opened up a new dimension to our pain. Because of His love on the cross, suffering can now become an expression of our deep and abiding desire for God. It expresses our faith, our hope, and our love.

It’s important for us to remember that our suffering is only as good as the love it produces. The goal for the Christian is not to discover new creative ways to suffer but to hand our pain over to the Lord so that He can transform it into something beautiful.

Suffering can be a blinding, disorienting experience and it is something that we all must go through. Let us never forget that the Lord is good, even in these dark times.

He sends down His autumn rain on those who journey through the valley of tears so that we won’t settle for a mediocre life of fear, but will embrace our cross and our salvation.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us, that we may receive the Lord’s grace as we travel through this valley of tears toward our eternal home.

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    1 Comment

    1. Eliot Bassett

      I prayed it alone. I love the times for l personal prayer and reflection within the Novena. Ot allowed me to enter a little deeper with our lady than just reading and reputation. I think all novenas should be more like this.


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