Defeat the Devil
The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, on Sept. 15, stands on the calendar right next to the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, on Sept. 14, just like Our Lady of Sorrows stood right next to the Cross on Calvary as Jesus suffered and died. She stood then for love of Him; she stands now with Him in heaven, because of His love for her.
But still she suffers till the end of the world, for her heart is most compassionate, and her children still suffer on this earth till the end of time. Who are her children?
"Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God's commandments and bear witness to Jesus" Rev 12:17.
The children of Mary are all "those who keep God's commandments and bear witness to Jesus," those against whom the devil wages war. And yet Our Lady of Sorrows gives us the tools to fight back.
She gives us the Rosary, a chain to bind the evil one and a means of great graces, of victory in this life for the forces of good. She gives us the Miraculous Medal, a source of miraculous graces and her constant protection. She gives us the Seven Sorrows Rosary, promising during her apparitions at Kibeho, "If you say the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows and meditate on it well, you will find the strength you need to repent of your sins and convert your heart. Pray my Seven Sorrows to find repentance."
So defeat the devil. Come to repentance and conversion through the intercession of Mary by making your Marian consecration. Pray the Seven Sorrows Rosary, console the Heart of Jesus, and help alleviate the sorrows of Mary.
Let us ask Our Lady of Sorrows to pray that we all may be fully converted to Christ, living perpetually in the state of grace and obeying the laws of love. Let us ask her to intercede for us for strength to fight the tempter, protection from the malice of the evil one, and that all that we say, do, feel, or think in our lives may serve Jesus.