THE WAY OF THE CROSS
V: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You
R: Because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.
V: 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 Saviour thus cruelly treated, and say to Him:
All: My innocent Jesus, by the merits of the torment which 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, my beloved Jesus; I love Thee more than myself, I repent with my whole heart of ever having offended Thee. Never permit me to separate myself from Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.
Hymn Stabat Mater Stanza:
All: Sing or Say:
Make me feel as thou hast felt
Make my soul to glow and melt
With the love of Christ, my Lord
Holy Mother! pierce me through
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour crucified
… V: Have Mercy on Us, O Lord. R: Have Mercy on Us …