This was one of our most requested devotional packages. We were flooded with requests to bring it back and after a bit of searching we were finally able to locate the items needed.
Our Blessed Mother spoke the following words to Sister Amalia and handed her this special rosary/chaplet saying: 'This is the rosary of my tears, which is being entrusted by my Son to His beloved Institute as a portion of His inheritance.
The invocations were already given by my Son. My Son wants to honor me in a special way through these invocations, and so, He will grant all graces that are begged for the sake of my tears.
This rosary will provide for the conversion of many sinners, especially those possessed by the devil.
To the Institute of the Crucified Jesus is reserved a special honor, that is the conversion of many members of a wicked sect to the blooming tree of the Church. Through this rosary the devil will be conquered and the power of hell will be destroyed. Get ready for this great battle.'
(For a full history of this devotion, scroll down.)
This Rosary/chaplet package comes with many items! It includes: An Our Lady of Tears Rosary/Chaplet, Our Lady of Tears Prayer Cloth, Holy Card, instructions on how to pray this devotion, a history sheet explaining this devotion and a pouch to keep your rosary/chaplet in!
History of The Our Lady of Tears devotion
Shortly after World War I and around the time of the Great Depression in America, there lived a pious religious named Sister Amalia of the Scourged Jesus. Her convent, called the Institute of the Missionaries of the Scourged Jesus, was located in South America in Campinas, Brazil.
Monsignor Count Franciscus von Campos Barreto, Bishop of the Diocese of Campinas, established the Institute with Sister Amalia's help as a cofoundress. Sister was also one of the first eight women to dedicate their lives to the service of God there.
As Saint Francis, Padre Pio and Theresa Neumann, Sister Amalia was privileged to bear the stigmata of Christ. By this mark alone, it is apparent her destiny was to be a victim soul for the needy. This certainly was befitting her generous and sacrificial nature.
On December 8 -- the Feast of the Immaculate Conception -- 1927, Sister Amalia made her temporary vows and received her habit. Exactly four years later, on December 8, 1931, she professed her perpetual vows, and became a nun consecrated to the Church and God.
One day in the Fall of 1929, one of Sister Amalia's male relatives called on her at the convent. He was in great need. His wife was seriously ill, and he was -- understandably and sadly -- greatly distressed. He relayed to sister, that according to the diagnosis of several doctors, his spouse's affliction was incurable, and he did not know what to do or what God expected of him. She was his last hope.
Grief-stricken and teary-eyed, her relation cried despairingly aloud, "What will happen with the children?"
Sister Amalia's heart also grieved at the sight of her relative's sorrow, and the hardship facing both him and his dependent offspring. Her innate inclinations compelled her to desire to help in any way possible, so while this tale of woe was being told, she turned interiorly towards our Divine Savior in deep reflection and prayer, seeking intently what she could offer or do.
Simultaneously listening and soul-searching, Sister Amalia felt an inner impulse urging her to visit Jesus in church. When their meeting had ended, she faithfully and swiftly responded to this calling.
Upon entering the house of God, Sister Amalia reverently genuflected and proceeded to the steps just before the altar. Here she knelt down and extended her arms towards Jesus in the tabernacle. (By her own account and example, we see Sister Amalia as a highly-perfected soul, with the sweet and tender grace of recognizing -- and responding to -- the Divine Presence of our Lord and Savior in the Most Blessed Sacrament.)In this devout disposition and posture -- humbly submissive to our Eucharistic King -- she spoke to Jesus, "If there is no hope for the wife of T. . ., then I am ready to offer my life for the mother of the family. What do you want me to do?"Jesus answered, "If you want to receive these favors, ask me for the sake of My Mother's tears."
Sister Amalia asked further, "How must I pray?
In answering, Jesus gave her the following invocations: "Oh Jesus, listen to our prayers for the sake of the tears of Your most holy Mother! Oh Jesus, look upon the tears of the one who loved You most on earth and loves You most ardently in heaven!"
Finally, Jesus added, "My daughter, whatever people will beg Me for the sake of the tears of My Mother, I shall lovingly grant them. Later, My Mother will hand over this treasure to our beloved Institute as a Magnet of mercy."
This took place on November 8, 1929.
Jesus fulfilled this promise to Sister Amalia exactly four months later, in the Spring of the following year. At the divinely appointed time, the Blessed Virgin Mary gave this treasure to heaven's beloved Institute. The following are Sister Amalia's own recollections of what took place.
"It was March 8, 1930. I was in the chapel kneeling on the steps of the altar, as I suddenly felt myself being lifted up.
Then I saw a woman of unspeakable beauty approaching me. She wore a violet robe, blue mantle, and a white veil draped over her shoulders. Smiling, she floated in the air towards me, holding a rosary in her hands, which she herself called "corona" [i.e. circle and means rosary]. Its beads shined like the sun and were as white as snow. Handing me this rosary she said to me,
'This is the rosary of my tears, which is being entrusted by my Son to His beloved Institute as a portion of His inheritance. The invocations were already given by my Son. My Son wants to honor me in a special way through these invocations, and so, He will grant all graces that are begged for the sake of my tears. This rosary will provide for the conversion of many sinners, especially those possessed by the devil. To the Institute of the Crucified Jesus is reserved a special honor, that is the conversion of many members of a wicked sect to the blooming tree of the Church.
Through this rosary the devil will be conquered and the power of hell will be destroyed. Get ready for this great battle.'
When our Blessed Mother Mary had finished speaking, she disappeared."
In 1934 -- just a few years after the apparitions -- His Excellency Bishop Franciscus von Campinas traveled from Rome to Germany to visit Theresa Neumann in Konnersreuth. He also went to see the Oberammergau Passion Play on May 27th.
His Excellency assured that not only in Brazil, but also in other countries, that after wearing the medal of our dear Lady of Tears -- revealed to Sister Amalia in another apparition by the Mother of God -- innumerable conversions had taken place."Innumerable graces have been received through the praying of the rosary to honor the tears of our dear Lady. The reason lies in the promise of the holy Savior, 'no favor will be refused, when asked of Him for the sake of the tears of His most holy Mother.'
It is well known, that the holy Savior rewards in a special way the sincere reverence for the sorrows of His most holy Mother, which alone are the cause of her tears. Also from Germany, Holland, and Belgium many report of extraordinary favors and graces. They prayed the rosary of our Lady of the Tears daily for nine days, received the holy sacraments and performed works of mercy.
From religious, we understand, that the praying of this rosary is a very dear habit to which they attribute extraordinary graces. For that reason, they pray it daily often to ask graces for themselves and others, the conversion of sinners, heretics, and atheists, to obtain graces for priests and missionaries, to help the dying, and to free the poor souls from Purgatory.
A believing, pious soul, for whom the good of the holy Church, and the honor of God is close at heart, knows without special guidance, what it can and will obtain from our gracious Redeemer through the tears of His most holy Mother.
When sorrow and suffering fill our heart, we direct our thoughts to God. Through the tears of Mary, His most holy Mother, we soften the heart of God, even though it is ever ready to grant us kindness, graces and blessings.
At the present, so it seems to us, the blessed tears of the Mother of Jesus are especially powerful to win the heart of God." -- Msgr. Count Franciscus von Campos Barreto, Bishop of Campinas
Information from: http://www.starharbor.com/santiago/tears.html
True Devotion to Our Blessed Mother
Many folks outside of the Catholic Faith do not get why we honor Jesus' mother. In fact, as a "cradle Catholic" (born into the faith) I didn't even understand it!
Eventually I became a lukewarm Catholic, a lousy Catholic and eventually a fallen away Catholic. I then came back to the faith (twice!). I spent 7 years of my life crying out to God and begging Him to give me answers!
Finally, after 7 years in the "desert", I received an epiphany! On an October the 13th... it was a sudden and striking realization that I had abandoned the ONE TRUE FAITH! It was definitely a supernatural experience that occurred (yes, I know what day that is..how prophetic!)
Of course, all this is quite embarrassing to admit as I had considered myself an educated person...one who knew the faith inside out...one who could quote papal encyclicals from Humanae Vitae to Caritas in Veritate. Yet, did I truly understand? No.
I had to wander the spiritual desert and thought for sure I would "die". I literally felt like I would never know the truth. Fact is..I had left the truth!
The Lord made it clear... I can use my love of medicine to heal not only the body..but SOULS! The prodigal daughter eventually returned...and so appreciative of the gift of faith!
As instructed by the Holy Spirit, I am devoting the rest of my life to HEALING and EDUCATING other souls!
This little video will hopefully shed light on why, as a Catholic, I love the Blessed Mother!