The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows

Updated: May 30, 2020

During her visitations at Kibeho, the Holy Virgin revealed that this Rosary of the Seven Sorrows possesses immense spiritual power for those who say it sincerely. She promised that when prayed with an open and repentant heart, this Rosary would win us the Lord’s forgiveness for our sins and free souls from guilt and remorse. She also promised over time, this Rosary would develop within us a deep understanding of why we sin, and that knowledge would give us the wisdom and strength to change or remove any internal flaws, weaknesses of character, or personality faults causing unhappiness and keeping us from enjoying the joyous life God intended for us to live.

The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows contains all the power you need to change your life for the better, obtain peace and happiness, realize your full potential, fulfill all your dreams, and grow closer to God’s light.

—Immaculée Ilibagiza, international author and speaker on the apparitions of Our Lady of Kibeho, Rwanda

How appropriate, as we now witness and experience unprecedented events of human suffering throughout the world (and with accentuated tragedy in Africa), that Our Lady now calls us through her African apparitions to return to a powerful traditional Marian chaplet by which we meditate on her own extraordinary and unparalleled own human sufferings united to those of her Son. The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows becomes a joining of our hearts to the Heart of Mary Co-redemptrix as a mysterious means by which we more efficaciously endure our own daily crosses, atone for our sins, purify our hearts, and transform all suffering into supernaturally redemptive acts for the salvation of contemporary humanity which is in such ubiquitous danger of eternal loss.

Taught by Our Lady directly and personally to the late visionary, Marie-Claire Mukangango during the Church approved apparitions in Kibeho, Rwanda, this new version of the traditional Seven Sorrows chaplet features supernaturally illuminated insights on precisely what Our Blessed Mother experienced during these seven historic piercings of her Immaculate Heart. I strongly encourage you to utilize the sublime meditations provided for each sorrow which contain the revelations of what Mary Co-redemptrix herself felt and suffered in her heart during these redemptive events in the life of Jesus the divine Redeemer during their joint historic mission of human redemption..

There is a heavenly reason why Our Lady of Kibeho is asking each one of us to begin anew the praying of the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows. Perhaps the answer entails elements of upcoming suffering for the Church and the world that require each one of us to become more focused on the redemptive sufferings of Jesus and Mary—so as to more profoundly live the Christian obligation to become “co-redeemers in Christ” (to use the expression of John Paul II) amidst the contemporary fire that we all must walk through in order to enter a new springtime for the Church and the world, a “Triumph” of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which will eventually lead to a universal era of peace as promised at Fatima.

Resurrection comes only after passion and death—for Jesus and for His Church. Let us begin consistently praying (especially on Tuesdays and Fridays, as specifically requested by Our Lady) the Kibeho Rosary of the Seven Sorrows, which paradoxically will sustain us in the supernatural joy of Jesus and Mary, regardless of what challenges for the Church and the world may lie ahead.

Heaven wants us to ponder the role of Mary Co-redemptrix today. Let’s respond in obedience to this celestial request. Pray the Seven Sorrows Rosary and let us do our part in reflecting the joy and peace of Jesus Christ through all that comes in pursuit of the eventual Triumph of her Immaculate Heart.

Dr. Mark Miravalle


The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows

This rosary recalls the seven major sorrows that the Virgin Mary suffered through—albeit with love and compassion—during the life, trials, and agonizing death of her son, Jesus Christ. It’s very special to the immaculate heart of the Blessed Mother, and she wants all of us to say it as often as possible.

The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows dates back to the Middle Ages, but it gained new popularity following the Marian apparitions in Kibeho, which have been approved by the Catholic Church. During Mary’s apparitions to Marie-Claire Mukangango, she assigned the young visionary a mission to reintroduce this special rosary to the world. Before her untimely death, Marie-Claire did just that, traveling widely to teach it to thousands of people, who then taught it to thousands of others.