Friday, March 19, 2010

The Way of the Cross - Station 8

Priest: The eighth station - Jesus speaks to the Daughters of Jerusalem


Priest: We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
People: Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.


Priest: Consider how these women wept with compassion at seeing Jesus in such a pitiful state, streaming with Blood as He walked along. But Jesus said to them: "Weep not for Me, but for your children."


People: My Jesus, laden with sorrows, I weep for the offenses I have committed against Thee, because of the pains they have deserved, and still more because of the displeasure they have caused Thee, Who hast loved me so much. It is Thy love, more than the fear of hell, which causes me to weep for my sins. My Jesus, I love Thee more than myself; 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!


O thou Mother: fount of love!
Touch my spirit from above,
Make my heart with thine accord;


Eia Mater, fons amoris,
Me sentire vim doloris
Fac, ut tecum lugeam.

The cross bearer and acolytes proceed to the ninth station.

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