Dolors of the Blessed Virgin


Saint John mentions that the Blessed Virgin, with other holy women and with Saint John, stood at the foot of the cross when the other Apostles had fled. At that time the prophecy of Simeon, “a sword will pierce thine own soul,” was most perfectly fulfilled; and very naturally the sorrows of Mary have been a subject of contemplation to the Faithful.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “Dolors of the Blessed Virgin”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 November 2019. Web. 25 February 2021. <>