Stations of the cross

Introductory prayer

Station 1 - Jesus is condemned to death...

Station 2 - Jesus receives the cross...

Station 3 - First fall of Jesus...

Station 4 - Jesus meets his mother...

Station 5 - Cross is laid upon Simon of Cyrene...

Station 6 - Veronica wipes the face of Jesus...

Station 7 - Jesus falls the second time...

Station 8 - Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem...

Station 9 - Jesus falls the third time...

Station 10 - Jesus is stripped of His garments...

Station 11 - Jesus is nailed to the cross...

Station 12 - Jesus is dies on the cross...

Station 13 - Jesus is taken down from the cross...

Station 14 - Jesus is laid in the sepulchre...



5. Cross is laid upon Simon of Cyrene


5. Cross is laid upon Simon of Cyrene


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



Meditation
Consider how weak and weary Jesus was. At each step He was at the point of expiring. Fearing that He would die on the way while they wished Him to die the infamous death of the cross, soldiers forced Simon of Cyrene to help carry the cross after Our Lord. My beloved Jesus I will not refuse the cross as Simon did: I accept it. I embrace it. I accept in particular the death that is destined for me, with all the pains that may accompany it. I unite it to Your death and I offer it to You. You have died for love of me; I will die for love of You. Help me by Your grace.



Prayer
I love You, Jesus, my love; I repent of ever having offended You. Never let me separate myself from You again. Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me as You will.



Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be



Can the human heart refrain
From partaking in her pain
In that Mother's pain untold?



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