Mater Dolorosa

Mater Dolorosa

Our Lady of SorrowsA specific focus within Marian devotion is Mater Dolorosa, or Our Lady of Sorrows, which accentuates the sufferings and sorrows of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. This devotion allows Catholics to connect with Mary on an intimately human level, feeling her pain, sympathizing with her sorrows, and drawing strength from her faith.

The title Mater Dolorosa originates from Latin, which translates to "Sorrowful Mother." The devotion to the Mater Dolorosa, although having roots in the early Church, gained substantial prominence in the Middle Ages, paralleling a broader growth in affective piety. This expansion encouraged believers to meditate on the passion of Christ and the emotional suffering endured by both Jesus and Mary.

The devotion to Mater Dolorosa, through the contemplation of these sorrows, invites believers into a profound and empathetic connection with Mary. It encourages Catholics to enter into her experience, understand her emotions, and draw lessons from her responses to these circumstances.

In her sorrow, Mary models grace, courage, and unyielding faith. She does not merely endure suffering but embraces it as part of God's salvific plan. This acceptance, coupled with her continuous faith amidst immense suffering, offers a powerful model of resilience and trust in God's will.

Seven Sorrows RosariesToday, the devotion to Mater Dolorosa remains a vital part of Catholic life. The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows is celebrated annually on September 15th. In addition, some Catholics observe the Seven Sorrows Rosary or the Via Matris, a devotion similar to the Stations of the Cross. This devotion is not solely about sorrow, but rather, it encourages us to understand that suffering is an inherent part of life and that with faith, resilience, and trust in God's plan, we can navigate these trials. 

See the Mater Dolorosa medals sold by Catholic Shop below, and also visit the Our Lady of Sorrows section of our online store. All orders over $40 ship free, and every package is insured at no cost to you.

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  • Gold-Filled Sorrowful Mother Pendant

    3/4 x 5/8-inch Gold-Filled (14K) Sorrowful Mother Medal, expertly crafted in the USA for a lifetime of use.

    When will it ship? This Catholic medal usually ships the next business day.

    This 14K gold-filled medal offers the luster and beauty of solid 14 Karat Gold at a much lower price. Gold-Filled medals are made by a special process that infuses gold with other medals to create a durable pendant with the look, feel and weight of solid gold. Unlike gold-plated medals, it won't chip easily. We also carry thousands of solid 14K gold medals if you're looking for something even more special.

    This religious medal will arrive with an 18-inch gold-filled chain and a premium keepsake jewelry box.

     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 18878
    $188.00
    $295.00 save 36%

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  • Sterling Silver Sorrowful Mother Pendant

    3/4 x 5/8-inch Sterling Silver Sorrowful Mother Medal.

    Comes as a ready-to-wear package with a silver chain and a premium keepsake jewelry box.

    A proud product of the USA.

    When will it ship? This Catholic medal usually ships the next business day.

     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 17856
    $99.00
    $149.00 save 34%

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  • Red Teardrop 7 Sorrows Chaplet

    Our Red Teardrop 7 Sorrows Chaplet features our money-back guarantee.

    Silver Ox Metal Parts

    Plastic Gift Box Included

     
    (4 reviews)  
    SKU: 31135
    $33.99
    $38.00 save 11%

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  • 7MM Black 7 Sorrows Chaplet

    Our 7MM Black 7 Sorrows Chaplet features our money-back guarantee.

    Decals On Silver Ox - Carded

     

     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 31106
    $33.99
    $38.00 save 11%

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  • 7MM Black 7 Sorrows Chaplet

    Our 7MM Black 7 Sorrows Chaplet features our money-back guarantee.

    Decals On Silver Ox

    Plastic Gift Box Included

     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 31107
    $33.99
    $38.00 save 11%

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  • 25-Pack - Lady of Sorrows Charm- Silver Plated

    This Lady of Sorrows Charm- Silver Plated can only be purchased in these bulk lots of 25 units at a discounted wholesale price, which is now available to the public. These discounted bulk packs offer the perfect solution if you want to give these Catholic goods away as gifts or to use as free envangelizing tools. Imported from Italy.
     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 26405
    $19.00
    $23.00 save 17%

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  • Pendant-MATER DOLOROSA (LADY OF SORROWS)/ ECCE HOMO

    Our Pendant-MATER DOLOROSA (LADY OF SORROWS)/ ECCE HOMO is one of our most popular Catholic products. Made of high-quality materials and yet affordable! This item is also available at discounted bulk prices for orders of multiple quantities. Simply search our site with the product number 26551. SKU: 48104.
     
    (1 reviews)  
    SKU: 48104
    $2.99
     

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  • 14K Yellow Gold Our Lady Of Sorrows Pendant

    This Our Lady Of Sorrows Medal measures 12 millimeters, approximately 1/2-inch round.

    Made of 14K Yellow Gold, this piece features a weight of 0.82 grams. It comes ready for gift-giving in a complimentary jewelry box.

    When will it ship?: Orders placed before 6 PM (EST) ship the same business day. Overnight is available. Use our Free Shipping option or upgrade to an express method during checkout.

     

    Chain

    Chain: This medal does not come with a chain, but it does come with an attached bale to fit any chain. See our 14K gold chains

     

     

     
    (4 reviews)  
    SKU: 22375
    $183.00
    $263.00 save 30%

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  • 14K Gold Sorrowful Mother Pendant - Engravable

    3/4 x 5/8-inch solid 14K gold Sorrowful Mother Medal.

    Made of solid 14-Karat Gold.

    Our Catholic jewelry will arrive to you or the recipient in a deluxe jewelry box, ready to wear or give as a gift. This jewelry piece was proudly made in the USA. It features our Satisfaction Guarantee.

    3/4 x 5/8-inches.

    The back of the medal can be engraved for an extra charge of only $25, up to 3 lines and up to 12 characters on each line.

    When will it ship? This Catholic medal usually ships the next business day.

    Click here for our Jewelry Materials and Sizing Guide

     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 16838
    $992.00
    $1598.00 save 38%

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  • Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Rosary Center

    13/16" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Rosary Center. Item Comes Carded.

    When does it ship? This item ships the next business day.

    This Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Rosary Center is made in the USA.

    SKU: 36268
     
    (2 reviews)  
    SKU: 36268
    $46.00
    $68.00 save 32%

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  • Sterling Silver Sorrowful Mother Pendant

    7/8 x 1/2-inch Sterling Silver Sorrowful Mother Medal. Comes as a ready-to-wear package with a silver chain and a premium keepsake jewelry box. A proud product of the USA. When will it ship? This Catholic medal usually ships the next business day.
     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 17278
    $89.00
    $139.00 save 36%

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  • Gold-Filled Mater Dolorosa Pendant

    3/4 x 1/2-inch Gold-Filled (14K) Mater Dolorosa Medal.

    This Catholic medal will arrive with an 18-inch gold-filled chain, in a beautiful jewelry box ready to be the perfect religious gift.

    This 14K gold-filled medal offers the luster and beauty of solid 14 Karat Gold at a much lower price. Gold-Filled medals are made by a special process that infuses gold with to create a durable pendant with the look, feel and weight of solid gold. Unlike gold-plated medals, it won't chip easily. We also carry thousands of solid 14K gold medals if you're looking for something even more special.

    For an additional charge, CatholicShop.com can engrave the back of this Christian pendant with a message of up to 3 lines of text, with 12 characters on each line.

    When will it ship? Ships the next business day.

    Click here for our Jewelry Materials and Sizing Guide

     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 20666
    $139.00
    $215.00 save 35%

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  • Gold-Filled Mater Dolorosa Pendant

    1 x 3/4-inch Gold-Filled (14K) Mater Dolorosa Medal.

    This Catholic medal comes on a 24-inch gold-filled chain, in a beautiful jewelry box ready to be the perfect religious gift.

    For an additional charge, CatholicShop.com can engrave the back of this Christian pendant with a message of up to 3 lines of text, with 12 characters on each line.

    When will it ship? Ships the next business day.

    Click here for our Jewelry Materials and Sizing Guide

     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 20266
    $229.00
    $345.00 save 34%

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  • Sterling Silver Mater Dolorosa Pendant

    1 x 3/4-inch Sterling Silver Mater Dolorosa Medal.

    This Catholic medal comes on a 24-inch silver chain, in a beautiful jewelry box ready to be the perfect religious gift.

    For an additional charge, CatholicShop.com can engrave the back of this Christian pendant with a message of up to 3 lines of text, with 12 characters on each line.

    When will it ship? Ships the next business day.

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    Click here for our Jewelry Materials and Sizing Guide

     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 19476
    $89.00
    $139.00 save 36%

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  • Silver Oxide Our Lady of Sorrows Keychain

    This beautiful Silver Oxide Our Lady of Sorrows Keychain is made in the USA and features a Lifetime Guarantee.

    The pendant measures 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 and the chain and key ring are extremely durable.

    Ships the next business day.
     
    (2 reviews)  
    SKU: 37024
    $29.00
    $38.00 save 24%

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  • 1 1/16-inch Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with 18-inch Chain

    1 1/16" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with 18" Chain.

    Weight: 4 grams.

    When does it ship? This item ships the next business day.

    This 1 1/16" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with 18" Chain is made in the USA.

    SKU: 35677

     
    (3 reviews)  
    SKU: 35677
    $77.00
    $114.00 save 32%

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  • 14K Gold Mater Dolorosa Pendant

    1 x 3/4-inch 14kt Gold Mater Dolorosa Medal.

    This Catholic medal comes in a jewelry box.

    For an additional charge, CatholicShop.com can engrave the back of this Christian pendant with a message of up to 3 lines of text, with 12 characters on each line.

    When will it ship? Ships the next business day.

     

    Chain

    Chain: This medal does not come with a chain, but it does come with an attached bale to fit any chain. See our 14K gold chains

     

     

    Click here for our Jewelry Materials and Sizing Guide

     
    (4 reviews)  
    SKU: 21290
    $1390.00
    $1995.00 save 30%

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  • Gold-Filled Sorrowful Mother Pendant

    7/8 x 1/2-inch Gold-Filled (14K) Sorrowful Mother Medal, expertly crafted in the USA for a lifetime of use. When will it ship? This Catholic medal usually ships the next business day. This 14K gold-filled medal offers the luster and beauty of solid 14 Karat Gold at a much lower price. Gold-Filled medals are made by a special process that infuses gold with other medals to create a durable pendant with the look, feel and weight of solid gold. Unlike gold-plated medals, it won't chip easily. We also carry thousands of solid 14K gold medals if you're looking for something even more special. This religious medal will arrive with an 18-inch gold-filled chain and a premium keepsake jewelry box.
     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 18346
    $199.00
    $285.00 save 30%

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  • Gold Oxide Our Lady of Sorrows Keychain

    This beautiful Gold Oxide Our Lady of Sorrows Keychain is made in the USA and features a Lifetime Guarantee.

    The pendant measures 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 and the chain and key ring are extremely durable.

    Ships the next business day.
     
    (2 reviews)  
    SKU: 37023
    $29.00
    $38.00 save 24%

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  • 1 1/16-inch Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with an 18-inch Chain

    1 1/16" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with an 18" Chain.

    Weight: 4.7 grams.

    When does it ship? This item ships the next business day.

    This 1 1/16" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with an 18" Chain is made in the USA.

    SKU: 35671
     
    (2 reviews)  
    SKU: 35671
    $89.00
    $139.00 save 36%

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  • 3/4-inch Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with 18-inch Chain

    3/4" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with 18" Chain.

    Weight: 1.4 grams.

    When does it ship? This item ships the next business day.

    This 3/4" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with 18" Chain is made in the USA.

    SKU: 35670
     
    (2 reviews)  
    SKU: 35670
    $49.00
    $74.00 save 34%

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  • 13/16-inch Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with an 18-inch Chain

    13/16" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with an 18" Chain.

    Weight: 3.1 grams.

    When does it ship? This item ships the next business day.

    This 13/16" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with an 18" Chain is made in the USA.

    SKU: 35667
     
    (2 reviews)  
    SKU: 35667
    $63.00
    $105.00 save 40%

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  • 13/16-inch Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with an 18-inch Chain

    13/16" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with an 18" Chain.

    Weight: 3 grams.

    When does it ship? This item ships the next business day.

    This 13/16" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with an 18" Chain is made in the USA.

    SKU: 35666
     
    (2 reviews)  
    SKU: 35666
    $63.00
    $105.00 save 40%

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  • 7/8-inch Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with 18-inch Chain

    7/8" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with 18" Chain.

    Weight: 3.1 grams.

    When does it ship? This item ships the next business day.

    This 7/8" Sterling Silver Our Lady of Sorrows Medal with 18" Chain is made in the USA.

    SKU: 35636
     
    (2 reviews)  
    SKU: 35636
    $67.00
    $108.00 save 38%

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  • 14K Yellow Gold Round Our Ldy Of Sorrows Pendant Pendant

    This Round Our Ldy Of Sorrows Pendant Medal available from CatholicShop.com features dimensions of 18.5 millimeters, approximately 3/4-inch round.

    Made of 14K Yellow Gold, this religious jewelry piece weighs approximately 1.38 grams. It comes ready to give as a gift in a free deluxe gift box.

    When will it ship?: Orders placed before 6 PM (EST) ship the same business day. Overnight is available. Use our Free Shipping option or upgrade to an express method during checkout.

     

    Chain

    Chain: This medal does not come with a chain, but it does come with an attached bale to fit any chain. See our 14K gold chains

     

     

     
    (4 reviews)  
    SKU: 24556
    $290.00
    $476.00 save 39%

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  • 14K Yellow Gold Our Lady Of Sorrows Pendant

    This Our Lady Of Sorrows Medal measures 18 millimeters, approximately 3/4-inch round.

    Made of 14K Yellow Gold, this piece features a weight of 2.31 grams. It comes ready for gift-giving in a complimentary jewelry box.

    When will it ship?: Orders placed before 6 PM (EST) ship the same business day. Overnight is available. Use our Free Shipping option or upgrade to an express method during checkout.

     

    Chain

    Chain: This medal does not come with a chain, but it does come with an attached bale to fit any chain. See our 14K gold chains

     

     

     
    (4 reviews)  
    SKU: 23153
    $510.00
    $733.00 save 30%

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  • 14K Gold Mater Dolorosa Pendant

    1/2 x 1/4-inch 14kt Gold Mater Dolorosa Medal.

    This Catholic medal comes in a jewelry box.

    The back of the medal can be engraved with up to 2 lines of 6 or less characters each, for a $25 extra charge.

    When will it ship? Ships the next business day.

     

    Chain

    Chain: This medal does not come with a chain, but it does come with an attached bale to fit any chain. See our 14K gold chains

     

     

    Click here for our Jewelry Materials and Sizing Guide

     
    (4 reviews)  
    SKU: 21943
    $322.00
    $515.00 save 37%

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  • 14K Gold Mater Dolorosa Pendant

    3/4 x 1/2-inch 14kt Gold Mater Dolorosa Medal.

    This Catholic medal comes in a jewelry box.

    For an additional charge, CatholicShop.com can engrave the back of this Christian pendant with a message of up to 3 lines of text, with 12 characters on each line.

    When will it ship? Ships the next business day.

     

    Chain

    Chain: This medal does not come with a chain, but it does come with an attached bale to fit any chain. See our 14K gold chains

     

     

    Click here for our Jewelry Materials and Sizing Guide

     
    (4 reviews)  
    SKU: 21634
    $890.00
    $1399.00 save 36%

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  • Gold-Filled Mater Dolorosa Pendant

    1/2 x 1/4-inch Gold-Filled (14K) Mater Dolorosa Medal.

    This Catholic medal will arrive with an 18-inch gold-filled chain, in a beautiful jewelry box ready to be the perfect religious gift.

    This 14K gold-filled medal offers the luster and beauty of solid 14 Karat Gold at a much lower price.

    The back of the medal can be engraved with up to 2 lines of 6 or less characters each, for a $25 extra charge.

    When will it ship? Ships the next business day.

    Click here for our Jewelry Materials and Sizing Guide

     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 20973
    $89.00
    $139.00 save 36%

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  • Sterling Silver Mater Dolorosa Pendant

    3/4 x 1/2-inch Sterling Silver Mater Dolorosa Medal.

    This Catholic medal will arrive with an 18-inch silver chain, in a beautiful jewelry box ready to be the perfect religious gift.

    For an additional charge, CatholicShop.com can engrave the back of this Christian pendant with a message of up to 3 lines of text, with 12 characters on each line.

    When will it ship? Ships the next business day.

    Click here for our Jewelry Materials and Sizing Guide

     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 19931
    $79.00
    $129.00 save 39%

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  • 14K Gold Sorrowful Mother Pendant - Engravable

    7/8 x 1/2-inch solid 14K gold Sorrowful Mother Medal. Made of solid 14-Karat Gold. Our Catholic jewelry will arrive to you or the recipient in a deluxe jewelry box, ready to wear or give as a gift. This jewelry piece was proudly made in the USA. It features our Satisfaction Guarantee.7/8 x 1/2-inches. The back of the medal can be engraved for an extra charge of only $25, up to 3 lines and up to 12 characters on each line. When will it ship? This Catholic medal usually ships the next business day. Click here for our Jewelry Materials and Sizing Guide
     
    (5 reviews)  
    SKU: 16305
    $955.00
    $1499.00 save 36%

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