Friday, March 12, 2010

The Way of the Cross - Station 6

Priest: The sixth station - Veronica wipes the face of Jesus


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

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


Priest: Consider how the holy woman named Veronica, seeing Jesus so afflicted, and His face bathed in sweat and blood, presented Him with a towel, with which He wiped His adorable Face, leaving on it the impression of His holy Countenance.


People: My most beloved Jesus, Thy Face was beautiful before, but in this journey it has lost all its beauty, and wounds and blood have disfigured it. Alas, my soul also was once beautiful, when it received Thy grace in Baptism; but I have disfigured it since by my sins; Thou alone, my Redeemer, canst restore it to its former beauty. Do this by Thy Passion, and then do with me what Thou wilt.

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

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


Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled;
She beheld her tender Child,
All with bloody scourges rent:


Pro peccatis suae gentis
Vidit Jesus in tormentis,
Et flagelis subditum.

The cross bearer and acolytes proceed to the seventh station.

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