Day of Our Lady of Sorrows in Slovakia in 2024

Day of Our Lady of Sorrows in Slovakia in 2024
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2025 Slovakia Mon, Sep 15 National Holiday
2024 Slovakia Sun, Sep 15 National Holiday
2023 Slovakia Fri, Sep 15 National Holiday
2022 Slovakia Thu, Sep 15 National Holiday
2021 Slovakia Wed, Sep 15 National Holiday

In 1727, Pope Benedict XIII declared Our Lady of Sorrows to be respected by the Church and its members as a Patron of Slovakia and later in 1966 was declared by Pope Paul VI as the main Patron.

This holiday is always celebrated on September 15th.

The holiday is a Roman Catholic feast day that marks the seven sorrows of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ. Mary is a patron saint of Slovakia.

The holiday may also be called 'Day of Blessed Virgin Mary' or 'Virgin Mary of the Seven Sorrows Day'.

In Slovak, this holiday is called 'Sviatok Panny Márie Sedembolestnej, patrónky Slovenska'.

What are the Seven Sorrows?

The Seven Sorrows relate to events during the life of the Virgin Mary.

  1. The Prophecy of Simeon
  2. The Flight into Egypt
  3. The loss of the child Jesus in the Temple
  4. Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary
  5. Jesus dies on the cross
  6. Mary receives the body of Jesus in her arms
  7. The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb

As a mark of devotion, Catholics may recite one Our Father and seven Hail Marys for each of the sorrows.

Devotions to mark the sorrows of the Virgin Mary can be traced back to the 13th century.

The Day of Our Lady of Sorrows was added to the Roman Catholic calendar as a feast in 1814. Pope Pius X moved the feast to 15 September in 1913.

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