Stabat mater dolorosa – “The mournful mother was standing”. This is the opening line of the extraordinary hymn attributed to the 13th-century Franciscan friar Jacopone da Todi, which is still a popular Lenten devotion. Find the words of the original Latin and the popular English translation in this blog.
In the Vatican offices is an icon of Mary with her finger pressed to her lips called Our Lady of Silence. One of the elements of this devotion is five mysteries of the rosary dedicated to the silence of Jesus and Mary.
Pray the Collect for the solemnity of the Assumption
Come to Mary, refuge of sinners, asking for the conversion of heart of someone in need.
Greet your mother as the Holy Queen of Heaven
Praise God in the words of Mary