Jesus The Christ: Stations of the Cross.

Station 1

Station 1

First Station: Jesus is condemned to Death

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

Mediation: It is necessary that we accept the cross of tribulation willingly, at least with the higher part of our soul, as Jesus accepted His condemnation in perfect conformity to the will of the Father.

–Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer: O Jesus! so meek and uncomplaining, teach me resignation in trials.
One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 2

Station 2

Second Station: Jesus Carries His Cross

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

Mediation: Most fortunate is the soul who walks by the way of Calvary, following Jesus our Redeemer, for if we suffer with Christ now with Christ we shall reign in the glory of the Father.

–Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer: My Jesus, this cross should be mine, not Thine; my sins crucified Thee.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 3

Station 3

Third Station: Jesus Falls for the First Time

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

Mediation: Come and see our Savior enduring so much suffering, so many insults, and oppressed with the heavy burden of the cross, for love of us. Contemplate the Son of God, Redeemer of the world, and how much He is suffering. O Jesus in Your sufferings I see the gravity of my sins. Lord have mercy!

–Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer: O Jesus! by the first fall, never let me fall
into mortal sin.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 4

Station 4

Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother

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

Meditation: The Sorrowful Mother seeks her Divine Son, Jesus; she meets him on the way to Calvary; she sees Him bound, crowned with thorns, with the cross on his shoulders. O Queen of Martyrs, we also have been your sorrow that, like a sharp and unrelenting sword has pierced your soul.

–Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer: O Jesus! may no human tie, however dear, keep me from following
the road of the Cross.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 5

Station 5

Fifth Station: Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross

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

Meditation: Those who suffer tribulations, suffering, persecutions, and are despised for the love of God are helping Jesus Christ carry His cross. If they persevere, they will be partakers of His glory in heaven.

–Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer: Simon unwillingly assisted Thee; may I, with patience,
suffer all for Thee

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 6

Station 6

Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

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

Meditation: The remembrance of the most holy Passion of Jesus Christ is the door through which the soul enters into intimate union with God, interior recollection and most sublime contemplation. It must be impressed deeply on our souls as we allow ourselves to be immersed in His bitter sufferings, for through these the love of God is enkindled in us and we will then be plunged in the abyss of the divinity.

–Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer: O Jesus! Thou didst imprint Thy Sacred features upon Veronica’s veil; stamp them also indelibly upon my heart.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 7

Station 7

Seventh Station: Jesus Falls for the Second Time

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

Meditation: The greater number of Christians live unmindful of all that Jesus, our Life, has done and suffered. That is why they live on, sleeping in the night of iniquity.–Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer: By the second fall, preserve me, dear Lord,
from relapse into sin.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 8

Station 8

Eighth Station: Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem

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

Meditation: 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

Prayer: My greatest consolation would be to hear Thee say: “Many sins are forgiven thee, because thou hast loved much.”

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 9

Station 9

Ninth Station: Jesus Falls for the Third Time

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

Meditation: Let us be glad when we are afflicted and the cross is most heavy on our shoulders, because then if we suffer with the patience of Christ we will begin to be His disciples.

–Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer: O Jesus! When weary upon life’s long journey,
be Thou my strength and perseverance.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 10

Station 10

Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

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

Meditation: 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

Prayer: My soul has been robbed of its robe of innocence; clothe me, dear Jesus,
with the garb of penance and contrition.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 11

Station 11

Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

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

Meditation: We must glory in nothing else but in being crucified with Jesus and in bearing the marks of His wounds in our body. We must strive for great detachment from creatures in order to be united only with the Creator, through the various sufferings and pains of life, endured for the love of God, in patience, silence in the midst of all the sacrifices demanded by our state in life, and by practicing the virtues taught by our Divine Savior.

–Saint Paul of the Cross
Prayer: Thou didst forgive Thy enemies; my God, teach me to forgive injuries
and FORGET them.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 12

Station 12

Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

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

Meditation: Jesus died to give us life: all creatures are in sorrow: the sun is darkened, the earth trembles, the rocks split, the veil of the temple is rent; with only our heart remain harder than the rock? Let us be immersed in a sea of sorrow over the death of Jesus and let us say to Him: “Lord, we thank you for having died on the cross for our sins.”

–Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer: Thou art dying, my Jesus, but thy Sacred Heart still throbs with love for Thy sinful children.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 13

Station 13

Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

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

Meditation: If we go to the crucifix, we find our Mother of Sorrows, for where the Mother is, there also is the Son. Dear Mother, what sorrow you experienced in receiving your dead Son into your arms! We beseech you, Holy Mother, grant that the Passion of our Lord may be for us a fountain of sorrow, of pardon, of love and of life.

–Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer: Receive me into Thy arms, O Sorrowful Mother; and obtain for me perfect contrition for my sins.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Station 14

Station 14

Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

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

Meditation: Devotion to the Passion of Jesus is the easiest way to be saved. The crucifix is a book wherein we learn every virtue, we learn the science of the saints, and therein we find all.

–Saint Paul of the Cross

Prayer: When I receive Thee into my heart in Holy Communion, O Jesus, make it a fit abiding place for Thy adorable Body.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

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Way Of The Cross

Saint Paul of the Cross

Saint Paul of the Cross

THE WAY OF THE CROSS ~ PROMISES

The Stations of the Cross is a popular devotion consisting of appropriate meditations before each of 14 stations representing successive stages in the Passion of Our Lord. The Way of the Cross is the most heavily indulgenced devotion in the Catholic Church; it is a devotion reputed to have been originated by Our Lady herself, who, legend has it, set up the original Way of the Cross in Her backyard in Ephesus. Moreover, the great saints all affirm that meditation on the Passion and Death of Our Dear Savior is the most fruitful that one can engage in.

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Brother Estanislao, a young Spaniard, at the age of 18 entered the Novitiate of The Brothers of the Christian Schools at Bugedo. He took the Vow of Regularity, Perfection and Pure Love. In October, 1926, he offered himself to Jesus through Mary. Soon after this heroic donation, he felt ill, and was obliged to rest. He died saintly in March 1927. He was, according to the master of novices, a privileged soul, who received Messages from Heaven. Confessors and Theologians recognized these supernatural facts. The spiritual director of Brother Estanislas (1903-1927) asked him to write down the promises that Our Lord had revealed to him for those who have a devotion to the Way of the Cross.

“I promise eternal life to those who pray, from time to time, the Way of the Cross.”
-Jesus to Br. Estanislao

The promises are as follows:

  1. I will grant everything that is asked of Me with faith, when making The Way of the Cross.
  2. I promise Eternal Life to those who pray from time to time, The Way of the Cross.
  3. I will follow them everywhere in life and I will help them, especially at the hour of death.
  4. Even if they have more sins than the blades of grass in the fields and the grains of sand in the sea, all of them will be erased by The Way of the Cross. (Note: This promise does not eliminate the obligation to confess all mortal sins, and this, before we can receive Holy Communion.)
  5. Those who pray The Way of the Cross often will have a special glory in Heaven.
  6. I will deliver them from Purgatory, indeed if they go there at all, the first Tuesday or Friday after their death.
  7. I will bless them at each Way of the Cross, and My blessing will follow them everywhere on earth and, after their death, in Heaven for all Eternity.
  8. At the hour of death I will not permit the devil to tempt them; I will lift all power from him in order that they will repose tranquilly in My Arms.
  9. If they pray it with true love, I will make of each one of them a living Ciborium in which it will please Me to pour My grace.
  10. I will fix My Eyes on those who pray The Way of the Cross often; My hands will always be open to protect them.
  11. As I am nailed to the Cross, so also will I always be with those who honor Me in making The Way of the Cross frequently.
  12. They will never be able to separate themselves from Me, for I will give them the grace never again to commit a Mortal sin.
  13. At the hour of death I will console them with My Presence and we will go together to Heaven. Death will be sweet to all those who have honored Me during their lives by praying The Way of the Cross.
  14. My soul will be a protective shield for them, and will always help them, whenever they have recourse.
Jesus Divine Love

Jesus Divine Love

“Next to the Mass, The Way of the Cross is the most beneficial of all devotions for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.” A poor souls to a privileged nun. “Make the Stations of the Cross everyday”.

Our Lord to Sr. Josefa Menendez.

Our Lady of the Rosary Library

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