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The Way of the Cross

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Jesus asked us to pick up our cross and follow Him (Matt 10,38; 16,24).


An Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all good and all deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy Grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.


FIRST STATION:

Jesus is condemned to Death

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My Jesus, often have I signed The death warrant by my sins; save me by Thy death from that eternal death which I have so often deserved.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen.


SECOND STATION:

Jesus bears His Cross
(John 19,16-17)

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My Jesus, Who by Thine own will didst take on Thee the most heavy cross I made for Thee by my sins, oh, make me feel their heavy weight, and weep for them ever while I live.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen.


THIRD STATION:

Jesus falls the First time Beneath the Cross
(Phil 2,6-11)


We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My Jesus, the heavy burden of my sins is on Thee, and bears Thee down beneath the cross. I loathe them, I detest them; I call on Thee to pardon them; may Thy grace aid me never more to commit them.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen.


FOURTH STATION:

Jesus Meets His Holy Mother


We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Jesus most suffering, Mary Mother most sorrowful, if, by my sins, I caused you pain and anguish in the past, by God's assisting grace it shall be so no more; rather be you my love henceforth till death.

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen


FIFTH STATION:

Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to Carry the Cross
(Mark 15,20b-21)


We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My Jesus, blest, thrice blest was he who aided Thee to bear the cross. Blest too shall I be if I aid Thee to bear the cross, by patiently bowing my neck to the crosses Thou shalt send me during life. My Jesus, give me grace to do so.

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen


SIXTH STATION:

Jesus and Veronica

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My tender Jesus, Who didst deign to print Thy sacred face upon the cloth with which Veronica wiped the sweat from off Thy brow, print in my soul deep, I pray Thee, the lasting memory of Thy bitter pains.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen


SEVENTH STATION:

Jesus Fall a Second Time
(Job 16,11.9b.10b)

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My Jesus, often have I sinned and often, by sin, beaten Thee to the ground beneath the cross. Help me to use the efficacious means of grace that I may never fall again.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen


EIGHTH STATION:

Jesus comforts the women of Jerusalem
(Luke 23,27-28)

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My Jesus, Who didst comfort the pious women of Jerusalem who wept to see Thee bruised and torn, comfort my soul with Thy tender pity, for in Thy pity lies my trust. May my heart ever answer Thine.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen


NINTH STATION:

Jesus falls a third time


We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My Jesus, by all the bitter woes Thou didst endure when for the third time the heavy cross bowed Thee to the earth, never, I beseech Thee, let me fall again into sin. Ah, my Jesus, rather let me die than ever offend Thee again
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen


TENTH STATION:

Jesus is stripped of His garments and given gall to drink
(Psalm 22,7-19)


We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My Jesus, stripped of Thy garments and drenched with gall, strip me of love for things of earth, and make me loathe all that savors of the world and sin.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen


ELEVENTH STATION:

Jesus is nailed to the Cross
(Luke 23,33-34)

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My Jesus, by Thine agony when the cruel nails pierced Thy tender hands and feet and fixed them to the cross, make me crucify my flesh by Christian penance.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen


TWELFTH STATION:

Jesus Dies
(Luke 23,44-46)

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My Jesus, three hours didst Thou hang in agony, and then die for me; let me die before I sin, and if I live, live for Thy love and faithful service.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen


THIRTEENTH STATION:

Jesus is taken from the cross and laid in Mary's arms
(Luke 2,34-35)

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

O Mary, Mother most sorrowful, the sword of grief pierced thy soul when thou didst see Jesus lying lifeless on thy bosom; obtain for me hatred of sin because sin slew thy Son and wounded thine own heart, and grace to live a Christian life and save my soul.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen


FOURTEENTH STATION:

Jesus is laid in the tomb
(Matt 27,59-60)

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

My Jesus, beside Thy body in the tomb I, too, would lie dead; but if I live, let it be for Thee, so as one day to enjoy with Thee in heaven the fruits of Thy passion and Thy bitter death.
Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be to the Father...

Jesus Christ Crucified. Have mercy on us.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen


Let us pray:

O God, Who by the precious blood of Thine only-begotten Son
didst sanctify the standard of the cross;
Grant we beseech Thee, that we who rejoice in the glory of the same
holy cross may feel everywhere the gladness of
Thy sovereign protection.
Through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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