Our Lady of Tears Devotion


our lady of tearsDuring the Great Depression came a powerful devotion to Mary’s tears in fighting evil

“Through this rosary the devil will be conquered and the power of hell will be destroyed.” -Our Lady of Tears as she appeared to Sister Amalia of the Scourged Jesus in Campinas, Brazil on March 8, 1930

The rosary (also known as the Our Lady of Tears Chaplet) was given to Sister Amalia by Jesus and Our Blessed Mother.  It consists of forty-nine white beads, which are divided into seven parts by seven larger beads of the same color–similar to the rosary of the seven sorrows of Mary.  At the end, there are attached three more small beads and a medal of Our Lady of Tears.

The Apparition of Our Lady of Tears

Sister Amalia’s own words about what happened in the convent chapel when she was given the chaplet:

“On March 8, 1930, I was in the chapel kneeling on the steps of the altar when suddenly I felt myself as being elevated to the high. A Lady of unspeakable beauty was approaching me. She wore a violet robe, a blue mantle, and a white veil draped over her shoulders which also wrapped her around the chest. With a smile, she approached me hovering. She held in her hands a rosary that she herself called “Crown.”  The beads glowed like the sun and were as white as snow.

Handing me this rosary, Our Lady said to me:

“This Chaplet is the Chaplet of My Tears, that My Son wants to entrust to your Institute as part of His Inheritance. My Son has already taught you the invocations. Through these invocations, He wants to honor Me in a very special way and, therefore, willingly will grant all graces that are begged for the sake of My Tears.

This Chaplet will serve for the conversion of many sinners, and especially those who are possessed by the devil.

To the Institute of Jesus Crucified is reserved a special honor that is the conversion of many members of a sect transforming them into flowering trees within the Church.

Through this Chaplet the devil will be defeated and the power of hell will be destroyed. Get ready for this great battle!”

How to Pray the Rosary of Our Lady of Tears

On the medal to Jesus

O Crucified Jesus, we fall at Your feet and offer You the tears of the one, who with deep compassionate love accompanied You on Your sorrowful way of the Cross. O good Master, grant that we take to heart the lessons which the tears of Your most holy Mother teaches us, so that we may fulfull Your holy will on earth, that we may be worthy to praise and exalt You in Heaven for all eternity. Amen.

In place of the Our Father

(and on the final three beads)

V. O Jesus, look upon the tears of the one who loved You most on earth,

R. And loves you most ardently in heaven.

In place of the Hail Mary

V. O Jesus, listen to our prayers,

R. For the sake of the tears of your most Holy Mother.

On the medal to Mary

O Mary, Mother of love, sorrow and mercy, we beseech you to unite your prayers with ours so that Jesus, your Divine Son, to whom we turn, may hear our petitions in the name of your maternal tears, and grant us, not only the favors we now ask, but the crown of everlasting life. Amen.


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