Friday, March 26, 2010

The Way of the Cross - Station 10

Priest: The tenth station - Jesus is stripped of His garments


Priest: We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.

People: Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.


Priest: Consider the violence with which the executioners stripped Jesus. His inner garments adhered to His torn flesh, and they dragged them off so roughly that the skin came with them. Compassionate your Savior thus cruelly treated, and say to Him:


People: My innocent Jesus, by the merits of the torments Thou hast felt, help me to strip myself of all affection to things of earth, in order that I may place all my love in Thee, Who art so worthy of my love. I love Thee, O Jesus, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father . . . Hail Mary . . . Glory Be . . .

Priest: Lord, Jesus crucified!
People: Have mercy on us!


Holy Mother, pierce me through;
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Savior crucified.


Sancta Mater, istud agas,
Crucifixi fige plages
Corde meo valide.

The cross bearer and acolytes proceed to the eleventh station.

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