Friday, March 19, 2010

The Way of the Cross - Station 9

Priest: The ninth station - Jesus falls the third time.


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


Priest: Conside the third fall of Jesus. His weakness was extreme, and the cruelty of His executioners excessive, who tried to hasten His steps when he had scarcely strength to move.


People: Oh, my outraged Jesus, by the merits of the weakness Thou didst suffer in going to Calvary, give me strength sufficient to conquer all human respect, and all my wicked passions, which have led me to despise Thy friendship. I love Thee, Jesus my Love, 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!


Make me feel as thou hast felt;
Make my soul to glow and melt,
With the love of Christ my Lord.


Fac, ut ardeat cor meum
In amando Christum Deum
Ut sibi complaceam.

The cross bearer and acolytes proceed to the tenth station.

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