In the 1980s, the Blessed Mother, under the title of Our Lady of Kibeho, began to appear and give messages to several school-aged children in Kibeho, Rwanda. Our Lady spoke of an impending war and genocide and she requested that a special rosary chaplet of her Seven Sorrows be prayed by the people to make reparation. This prayer she said, would prevent a terrible war and genocide of the Rwandan people. Few listened and as a result millions of Rwandans were massacred.
During her life, the Blessed Mother suffered interiorly as she watched her Divine Son suffer His Passion and Death. It was our sins that caused Jesus these sufferings. How beautiful it would be for us to meditate on the sorrows Mary felt at watching her Holy Child suffer and die. The rosary or chaplet of the Seven Sorrows is a wonderful way to help us feel contrition for our sins and to repair the damage we have done to her Immaculate Heart.
The devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Mary dates back to the thirteenth century. It originated with the Servite Order. In the 1300s, Our Lady told St. Bridget of Sweden the she would give seven graces to those who honor her Seven Sorrows. The first grace is that Our Lady promises peace in our families. You can find a chaplet or rosary of the Seven Sorrows and the graces attached to praying it HERE.
The Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary or Our Lady of Sorrows is September 15th.
Here is a little coloring page of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows. You can down load the coloring page from Google Drive HERE.