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A special Marian Tour will be offered at the Franciscan Monastery at 1 p.m. on September 15th, the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (Seven Sorrows Tour). The tour follows the Way of the Sorrowful Mother, also known as Via Matris, making use of the replicas and art of the Monastery for a reflection on the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Mother. By taking Mary as our model, we learn how to accept the suffering that daily befalls us. The Mother of Sorrows stands ready to help us.

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Mother are: Mary accepts in faith the prophecy of Simeon; Mary flees to Egypt with Jesus and Joseph; Mary and Joseph seek Jesus lost in Jerusalem; Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary; Mary stands near the cross of her Son; Mary receives the body of Jesus taken down from the cross; and Mary places the body of Jesus in the tomb awaiting the Resurrection

This special Marian tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and is free to the public.

To ensure we can provide the best service possible, please make a reservation by contacting us at 202-526-6800 or using our online form.

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