LITTLE CROWN OF OUR SORROWFUL MOTHER
On the medal: Virgin of all virgins blest, Listen to my fond request, Let me share Thy grief divine.
On each of the single beads: O all you who pass by the way, behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow. Three Hail Marys are said on each set of three beads. These are in memory of the three hours of the Passion of Our Lord.
On the first set of 3 beads: In reparation for Our Lady’s sorrows over the sufferings of Our Lord on the Cross.
On the second set of 3 beads: In reparation for her sorrows over the blasphemies and insults she endures.
On the third set of 3 beads: In reparation for her sorrows over the miseries of men caused by their sins.
Conclusion: V. Thou art sorrowful and tearful, O Virgin Mary, R. Standing by the Cross of Thy Son, Our Redeemer.
LET US PRAY: Imprint, O Lady, Thy wounds upon my heart, that I may read therein sorrow and love: sorrow, to endure every sorrow for Thee; love, to despise every love for Thee. Amen.