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Our Lady of Sorrows + Catholic Coloring Page

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Today is the feast of  Our Lady of Sorrows, unfortunately I am posting a bit late for this coloring page to be very useful for planning for this year… but there is always next year!

To sum it up very quickly, Our Lady did not have, as many would assume, a “hunky-dory” life. Being free from original sin at the moment of her conception (because of the graces that would be won by her Son on Calvary, applied early because God is THE Time-Lord), she was also endowed with all the graces Adam and Eve had before the Fall, including a much deeper emotional life. Every joy she felt greater than we would, and every sorrow as well. Her “seven sorrows,” usually portrayed as swords piercing her heart, are these:

  1. Prophecy of Simeon
  2. Flight into Egypt
  3. Loss of the Child Jesus
  4. Meeting Christ on the Way of the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion
  6. Jesus is taken down from the Cross and laid in her arms
  7. Jesus is laid in the Sepulchre

I chose to put all the text in Latin so the image could be more universal 🙂

To learn more, I highly recommend (again) this talk by Father Ripperger, and this article by Daniel Stewart.

Feel free to print copies of this coloring page for your kids, class, or self… just please don’t repost it on the internet, remove my name, sell, etc.🙂 PDF for best quality:

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(Link to this page, and give credit if you post your colored version, thanks!)

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One thought on “Our Lady of Sorrows + Catholic Coloring Page

  1. Thank you, Becca, for drawing this high-quality coloring page. Much nicer than the typical shoddy Catholic art we see in coloring books.

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