The founders of the church wanted as thier patron the Blessed Virgin Mary, under this specific title.
The consecration of our new church was done on her feast in 2015, and after each Saturday Mass, the priests lead a public devotion to the 7 Sorrows of Our Lady.
It is under her continual patronage and protection that we place the priory, school, and retreat center in Phoenix.
In 1233, seven young men in Tuscany founded the Servite Order (“Order of the Servants of Mary”). They sought to spread devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Mary
The feast of the Our Lady of Sorrows was instituted by a provincial synod of Cologne in 1413 as a response to the Protestant Hussites (by the way, it the Hussites were the ones that put the sword gashes on the face of the Polish Our Lady of Czestochowa)
Pope Saint Pius X placed the feast on September 15 so that it would close to the feast of the Holy Cross on September 14.
The Blessed Virgin Mary revealed to Saint Bridget of Sweden (died 1373) that those that pray a Hail Mary while meditating on Mary’s Seven Sorrows will receive Seven Graces:
Notably, the Seven Sorrows are Scriptural (with the exception of #4):