Praying the Way of the Cross

Jesus stripped of his garments

Station X
Jesus is stripped of his garments

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

SCRIPTURE READING Matthew 27:35

When they crucified him, they divided his clothes among them by casting lots.

REFLECTION

Jesus permitted Himself to be despoiled of His garments on Calvary in order to teach us to renounce our own will when it is not conformable to the will of the Father. He wants us to strip ourselves of earthly affections and all inordinate love of the things of this world, so that we may clothe ourselves with the virtues of Christ.

--Saint Paul of the Cross

LET US PRAY

You protect those who hope in You, Lord; without You there is no strength, no holiness. Extend your mercy ever more and more to us; that drawn by You, we may use the good things of this world only in passing and not lose the treasures of heaven. Through Christ our Lord, AMEN.

 

Eleventh Station
Jesus is nailed to the cross

 

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