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The Seven Sorrows of Mary

The Seven Sorrows of Mary

A Meditative Guide 

Author: Joel Giallanza, C.S.C.

Price: $12.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-176-3

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: August 1, 2008

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Amidst her glory as the Mother of Jesus, the life of Mary was one of both great sorrow and triumph. In The Seven Sorrows of Mary, Brother Joel Giallanza, C.S.C., offers a contemporary spirituality of this traditional devotion, highlighting seven moments of suffering in Mary's life, from Jesus' infancy to his death on Golgotha. Giallanza demonstrates how, through her strength in these moments, she is a model for us when our lives are consumed with grief. In this practical and devotional approach, he teaches how Our Lady of Sorrows is also a guide for us in our own struggles, however difficult, as we aim to be closer to her Son.


"Insightful and moving."

"In a compelling way, Brother Joel Giallanza, C.S.C., invites us into the sorrows of Mary and to accompany her in her life’s journey. His meditations are very insightful and moving. By praying these meditations, Mary can draw us closer to her Son, Jesus."

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond, Archdiocese of New Orleans

"An opportunity to find both solace and inspiration."

"In a world fraught with suffering, Joel Giallanza offers readers an opportunity to find both solace and inspiration for their life's journey. This book wisely reminds us that Mary’s experiences have much to teach us."

Joyce Rupp, Author of Open the Door

"A profound meditation."

"In his reflective portrayal of the gifts of Mary of Sorrows, Giallanza shows her as a powerful model for our times. A profound meditation for readers of all faiths."

Sister Joy O'Grady, C.S.C.
President, Sisters of the Holy Cross