Friday, February 29, 2008

The Fourth Station of the Cross

PREPARTORY PRAYER
Jesus meets His Sorrowful Mother.

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

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.

My most loving Jesus, by the sorrow Thou didst experience in this meeting, grant me the grace of a truly devoted love for Thy Most Holy Mother. And thou, my Queen, who wast overwhelmed with sorrow, obtain for me by thy intercession, a continual and tender remembrance of the Passion of thy Son.

I love Thee, my beloved Jesus; I love Thee more than myself; I repent with my whole heart of having offended Thee. Never permit me to separate myself from Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always, and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Source: catholictradition.org

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