The Seven Sorrows Novena By St Alphonsus Liguori – 8 September Day Two

The Seven Sorrows Novena
By St Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787)
Most Zealous Doctor

Day Two – The Second Sorrow
The Flight into Egypt

Opening Prayer

V/. O God +, come to my assistance
R/. O Lord, make haste to help me.

Gloria Patri …

Reflection (St Alphonsus de Liguori)

Soon the sword of sorrow strikes. Herod the King seeks to kill the Child. Warned in sleep by an angel, Joseph takes Jesus and His Mother Mary, setting out for Egypt, where they lived in obscurity and poverty until it was safe to return to Nazareth.

I grieve for thee, O Mary most sorrowful,
in the anguish of thy most affectionate heart
during the flight into Egypt
and thy sojourn there.
Dear Mother,
by thy heart so troubled,
obtain for me the virtue of generosity,
especially toward the poor
and the gift of piety.
And this my special intention
……………………. (mention your intention)

Ave Maria …

Prayer of St Alphonsus:
Then, O Mary,
even after thy Son hath died
by the hands of men
who persecuted Him unto death,
have not these ungrateful men
yet ceased from persecuting Him
with their sins
and continuing to afflict thee, O Mother of Sorrows?
And I also, O God, have been one of these.
O, my most sweet Mother,
obtain for me tears to weep for such ingratitude.
And then, by the sufferings thou didst experience
in the journey to Egypt,
assist me in the journey
that I am making to eternity,
that at length I may go to unite with thee
in loving my persecuted Saviour,
in the country of the blessed.


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7 thoughts on “The Seven Sorrows Novena By St Alphonsus Liguori – 8 September Day Two

  1. Ave Maria! I wish I knew St Alphonsus had written a novena… I just started this one on YouTube. I’m super excited for the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows! I hope you are well Ana. Pax Christi 🙏💕

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    1. Yes – I am St Alphonsus crazy so am sooo happy to be able to post this Novena. Our beautiful and so sorrowful Mother must surely touch all hearts.
      Yes – except I hurt my back – in packing to move – terrible – please pray for me Nicole – Ave Ave Maria!

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      1. Oh I’m so sorry to hear about your back. I will definitely remember you in my prayers. I hope you are well settled into your new place. Just began homeschooling my little ones, so I’m into new territory these days as well. Ave Maria! 🙏💕

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      2. Thank you Nicole.
        No, just began packing when I hurt my back – still a month and half before we move but we have a huge house. We are downscaling.
        Congratulations on home-schooling the children – the only way to go in our times.
        I already pray for you everyday and will add this new and vital duty you are undertaking to my intentions.
        May the good Lord and our Holy Advocate Mother be with you. 🙏

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      3. Thank you so much Ana. My prayers go with you in this time of moving, it can be a trying time for many reasons. May God’s peace and providence provide you consolation as you enter into this new chapter in your life.

        Thank you kindly for your dear prayers, I truly am in need of them these days and I firmly believe that they have helped me. I can already see the Holy Spirit moving in a new way in our home, God is so good and Mary is so loving and compassionate. 🙏

        Peace and Blessings my dear sister in Christ. Ave Maria! 🙏💕

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