Reflecting on 21 Centuries of Faith

Patronal Feast for St. Mary of Sorrows (Fairfax, VA)

Happy feast day to all the parishoners of St. Mary of Sorrows in Fairfax, Virginia. Today, is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows that celebrates its origin with the Order of the Servants of Mary or the Servite friars (Servites) in 1238. In fact, this is the principle devotion of the order. The devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows then was promulgated by the provincial synod of Cologne in 1413.

Two specific devotions have developed from the Servite spirituality which include:

May Our Lady richly bless you today!


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