Jesus is Condemed to Death Consider how Jesus, after having been scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly condemned by Pilate
 

Stations of the Cross

jesus-condemed-to-deathJesus is Condemed to Death

Consider how Jesus, after having been scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly condemned by Pilate to die on the cross

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

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

 


carries-his-crossJesus Carries His Cross

Consider how Jesus, in making this journey with the Cross on His shoulders thought of us, and offered to His Father the death He was about to undergo.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

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

 


fall-the-first-timeJesus Falls the First Time

Consider this first fall of Jesus under His Cross. His flesh was torn by the scourges, His head crowned with thorns, and He had lost a great quantity of blood. He was so weakened that He could scarcely walk, and yet He had to carry this great load on His shoulders. The soldiers struck Him rudely, and thus He fell several times in His journey

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

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

 


meet-his-sorrowful-motherJesus Meets His Sorrowful Mother

Consider the meeting of the Son and the Mother, which took place on this journey. Jesus and Mary looked at each other, and their looks became as so many arrows to wound those hearts which loved each other so tenderly.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

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

 


helps-jesus-carry-the-crossSimon Helps Jesus Carry the Cross

Consider how at each step Jesus was on the point of expiring, and fearing that He would die on the way, when they wished Him to die the ignominious death of the Cross, they constrained Simon the Cyrenian to carry the Cross behind out Lord.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

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

 


wipes-the-face-of-jesusVeronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Consider how the holy woman named Veronica, seeing Jesus so afflicted, and His face bathed in sweat and blood, presented Him with a veil, with which He wiped His adorable face, leaving on it the impression of His holy countenance.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

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

 


falls-the-second-timeJesus Falls the Second Time

Consider the second fall of Jesus under the Cross - a fall which renews the pain of all the wounds of the sacred head and members of our afflicted Lord.

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

 


women-weep-over-jesusThe Women Weep Over Jesus

Consider how those women wept with compassion at seeing Jesus in such a pitiable state, streaming with blood, as He walked along. But Jesus said to them: Weep not for Me, but for your children.

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

 


falls-the-third-timeJesus Falls the Third Time

Consider how the holy woman named Veronica, seeing Jesus so afflicted, and His face bathed in sweat and blood, presented Him with a veil, with which He wiped His adorable face, leaving on it the impression of His holy countenance.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

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

 


stripped-of-his-garmentsJesus is Stripped of His Garments

Consider the violence with which the executioners stripped Jesus. His inner garments adhered to His lacerated flesh, and they tore them of so roughly that the skin came with them. Compassionate your Saviour thus cruelly treated.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

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

 


nailed-to-the-crossJesus is Nailed to the Cross

Consider how Jesus, after being thrown on the Cross extended His hands and offered to His Eternal Father the sacrifice of His life for our salvation. These barbarians fastened Him with nails and then raising the Cross, allowed Him to die with anguish on the infamous gibbet.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

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

 


dies-on-the-crossJesus Dies on the Cross

Consider how Jesus, after three hours' agony on the Cross, consumed at length with anguish abandons HImself to the weight of His body, bows His head and dies.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

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

 


taken-from-the-crossJesus is Taken From the Cross

Consider how, after the death of our Lord, two of His disciples, Joseph and Nicodemus, took Him down from the Cross and placed Him in the arms of His afflicted Mother; who received Him with unutterable tenderness and pressed Him to her bosom.

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

 


laid-in-the-sepulchreJesus is Laid in the Sepulchre

Consider how the disciples carried the body of Jesus to bury it, accompanied by His holy Mother, who arranged it in the sepulchre with her own hands. They then closed the tomb, an all withdrew.

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