Praying the Way of the Cross

Jesus speaks to women

Station VIII
Jesus speaks to the weeping women

V. We adore You, O Christ and we praise You.
R. Because by Your holy Cross You have redeemed the world.

SCRIPTURE READING Luke 23:27; Matthew 25:35, 36-40

A great crowd of people followed him, including women who beat their breasts and lamented over him . . . For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me. Then the just will ask him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or see you thirsty and give you drink? When did we welcome you away from home or clothe you in your nakedness? When did we visit you when you were ill or in prison? The king will answer them. I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers and sisters, you did it for me..

REFLECTION

The most holy Passion of Jesus Christ is the most efficacious means to convert obstinate sinners, because meditation on the sufferings of our Savior has power to root out vice and implant love and holy fear of God in the soul.

--Saint Paul of the Cross

LET US PRAY

O God, you choose rather to be merciful than to be angry with those who hope in you. Grant that we may truly grieve for the evil we have done, and so deserve to obtain the grace of your consolation. Through Christ our Lord, AMEN.

 

Ninth Station
Jesus falls the third time

 

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