Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary


A pious devotion to commemorate particular joyous events in the life of Our Blessed Lady. At first there were five occasions of her joy commemorated. Present practise commemorates seven: the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity of Christ, Adoration by the Magi, Finding in the Temple, Resurrection, and Assumption. Originating in the Middle Ages, this devotion was popular in old Catholic England. The Franciscans have propagated it through their Rosary or beads of the Seven Joys. There are several, minor feasts under this title, one on the Monday after Low Sunday.

MLA Citation

  • “Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 September 2013. Web. 17 February 2019. <>