In the early 13th century, the Order of Friar Servants of Mary, or Servites, embraced Mary, the Sorrowful Mother, standing at the foot of the Cross, as Patroness. As a form of devotion to her, they developed the Rosary of Our Lady of Sorrow...
In Our Time, A Presentation by J. Pawlikowski, OSM to OSSM in Chicago
John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics