4. Jesus Meets His Mother Mary

THE WAY OF THE CROSS

STATION IV

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Station_4aV: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You
R: Because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.

Stand:
V: Consider, the meeting of the Son and the Mother, which took place on this journey. Jesus and Mary looked at each other, and their looks became as so many arrows to wound those hearts which loved each other so tenderly.

Kneel:
All: My most loving Jesus, by the sorrow Thou didst experience in this meeting, grant me the grace of a truly devoted love for Thy most holy Mother. And thou, my Queen, who was overwhelmed with sorrow, obtain for me by Thy intercession a continual and tender remembrance of the Passion of Thy Son.

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:

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Christ above in torment hangs
She beneath beholds the pangs
Of her dying, glorious Son

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 …