Prayer in Honor of the Tears of Mary
By Venerable Martin von Cochem
Hail, countless and bitter tears which flowed in such profusion from your eyes, O Mary, in your loving and tender compassion for your Son, our Crucified Saviour! Men and angels shall honor and revere these tears, and all sinners shall flee to them for refuge, for they have their source in your most compassionate Heart.
O Sorrowful Mother! Even as the crimson blood flowed from the Wounds of Jesus, so did the tears flow from your eyes, O Mary, mingled with unutterable bitterness on account of the agony with which your soul was overwhelmed.
O burning tears, O bitter tears, O mournful tears, which moved the angels to pity and touched the Heart of the Eternal Father! Soften my hard heart that it also may be moved to pity and to a true sorrow for my innumerable sins. O holy tears, wash me! O bitter tears, purify me! O mournful tears, cleanse me! O gentle tears, soften my heart! O burning tears, inflame my heart! O tears, rich in merit and grace, enrich and adorn me!
O most gentle Virgin, I recall to you the heartfelt compassion which you felt for your Divine Son during His Passion and the countless tears which then flowed from your eyes. I beseech you, through these bitter tears, to obtain for me the gift of tears and a true and heartfelt sorrow for my sins. Oh, would that I could shed such efficacious and salutary tears over the cruel sufferings of my Saviour and over my sins, as you shed at the foot of the Cross.
O most merciful Virgin, offer, I beseech you, your bitter tears to the Eternal Father in satisfaction for my tepidity and hardness of heart; and through their merit obtain for me mercy and pardon of all my sins. And when, O dearest Mother, I lie upon my deathbed, give me but one of your precious tears wherewith to wash and purify my sinful and guilty conscience. Amen.
The Rosary of Tears
As revealed to Sister Amalia (Brazil, by Our Lord and his Mother, and confirmed as supernatural by Bishop Campos Baretto.
How to pray the chaplet:
You an use the
Beginning Prayer Said Instead of the Creed
Crucified Jesus! We fall at Your feet and offer You the tears of her who with deep compassionate love accompanied You on Your sorrowful Way of the Cross. Grant, O Good Master, that we take to heart the lessons which the tears of Your most holy Mother teach us, so that we may fulfill Your holy will on earth, that we may be worthy to praise and exalt You in Heaven for all eternity.
Instead of the “Our Father,” say:
V. O Jesus, look upon the tears of her who loved You most on earth
R. And loves You most ardently in Heaven.
Instead of the Hail Mary, say:
V. O Jesus, hear our prayers
R. For the sake of Your most holy Mother’s tears.
At the end repeat three times on the small beads the invocations that replace the Our Father.
Conclude with this prayer: O Mary, Mother of love, sorrow and mercy, we beg you to unite your prayers with ours so that Jesus, your Divine Son, to Whom we turn may hear our petitions in the name of your maternal tears and may give us in addition to the favors we ask, the crown of everlasting life. Amen.