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The Sorrowful Mysteries
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|The agony in the garden
1.- Jesus comes with his disciples to Gethsemani: "Stay here, while I go yonder and pray."
|The scourging at the pillar
1.- Jesus is taken before the High Priest where He is falsely accused, buffeted and insulted.
2.- The Jewish leaders take Jesus before Pilate, for only he can impose the death penalty.
3.- The robber, Barabbas, is preferred to Jesus.
4.- Pilate can "find no cause in Him", yet to appease the Jews, he orders Jesus to be scourged.
5.- The scourge is made of leather thongs to which are attached small sharp bones.
6.- Jesus is bound to a pillar and cruelly scourged until His whole body is covered with deep wounds.
7.- The Lamb of God offers His suffering for the sins of mankind.
8.- Jesus suffers so much in His sacred flesh to satisfy, especially, for sins of the flesh.
9.- The prophesy of Isiah is fulfilled: "He was wounded for our iniquities, He was bruised for our sins."
10.- Father, by the merits of Jesus in this painful scourging, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Spiritual Fruit: Mortification of the senses
|The crowning with thorns
1.- Pilate asks, "Are You a king?" Jesus answers: "I am a King, but My kingdom is not of this world."
2.- In the praetorium, the soldiers place an old purple robe on Jesus in mockery of His claim to be a king.
3.- They fashion a crown out of thorns, and forcefully press it down upon His head.
4.- In His bound hands they place a reed, as a sceptre, in mockery of His kingship.
5.- Kneeling before Him in derision, they spit on Him, and cry out: "Hail, King of the Jews!"
6.- Taking the reed from His hand they strike Him on the head, driving the thorns more deeply into His scalp.
7.- Pilate brings Jesus before the people, hoping His pitiful sight will soften them: "Behold the man!"
8.- Their response: "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!"
9.- Our Blessed Lord submitted to this terrible humiliation to make reparation for our pride.
10.- Father, by the merits of this painful humiliation, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Spiritual Fruit: Reign of Christ in our heart
|The carrying of The Cross
1.- One condemned to death by crucifixion is forced to carry the cross to the place of execution.
2.- The suffering of Jesus is intense as the cross is laid on His bruised and wounded back and shoulders.
3.- Weak and exhausted from loss of blood, lack of food and rest, Jesus falls three times under the cross.
4.- Jesus meets His afflicted Mother causing untold anguish in the Hearts of Son and Mother.
5.- The countenance of Jesus is disfigured with blood and sweat, with dust and spittle.
6.- Veronica wipes His face, leaving on her towel the image of His countenance.
7.- Fearing that Jesus might die on the way, the soldiers force Simeon of Cyrene to carry the cross behind Jesus.
8.- Jesus speaks to weeping women; "Weep not for Me, but for yourselves and your children."
9.-"If anyone is to be My disciple, let him take up his cross and follow Me."
10.- Father, by the merits of this painful journey to Calvary, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Spiritual Fruit: Patient bearing of trials
1.- The hands and feet of Jesus are nailed to the cross in the presence of His afflicted Mother.
2.- "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."
3.- "This day you will be with Me in paradise."
4.- "Woman, behold your Son. Son, behold your Mother."
5.- "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
6.- "I thirst."
7.- "It is finished."
8.- "Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit."
9.- The side of Jesus is pierced with a lance. His body is taken down and placed in the arms of His Mother.
10.- Father, by the merits of the crucifixion and death of Jesus, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Spiritual Fruit: Pardoning of Injuries
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