2. Jesus is Made to Bear His Cross

THE WAY OF THE CROSS

STATION II

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

Stand:
V: Consider, that Jesus, in making this journey with the cross on His shoulders, thought of us, and offered for us, to His Father, the death that He was about to undergo.

Kneel:
All: My most beloved Jesus, I embrace all the tribulations that Thou hast destined for me until death. I beseech Thee, by the merits of the pain Thou didst suffer in carrying Thy cross, to give me the necessary help to carry mine with perfect patience and resignation.

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:

Cross-VioletAll: Sing or Say:
Through her heart, His sorrow sharing
All His bitter anguish bearing
Now at length the sword had passed

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 …