Stations of the Cross

squares Opening Prayer

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all good and all deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy Grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.

Amen.

squares Station 1 - Jesus is condemned

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

John 19:14-16

"It was preparation day for Passover, and it was about noon. And he said to the Jews, 'Behold, your king!' They cried out, 'Take him away, take him away! Crucify him!' Pilate said to them, 'Shall I crucify your king?' The chief priests answered, 'We have no king but Caesar.' Then he handed him over to them to be crucified."

Station 1 - Jesus is condemned

squares Station 2 - Jesus carries his cross

Station 2 - Jesus carries his cross

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

John 19:17

"...and carrying the cross himself he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha."

squares Station 3 - Jesus falls for the first time

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Station 3 - Jesus falls for the first time

squares Station 4 - Jesus meets his mother

Station 4 - Jesus meets his mother

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

John 19:25-27

"Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, 'Woman, behold, your son.' Then he said to the disciple, 'Behold, your mother.' And from that hour the disciple took her into his home."

squares Station 5 - Simon helps Jesus with the cross

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Luke 23:26

"As they led him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country; and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus."

Station 5 - Simon helps Jesus with the cross

squares Station 6 - Veronica wipes Jesus' face

Station 6 - Veronica wipes Jesus' face

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

squares Station 7 - Jesus falls a second time

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Station 7 - Jesus falls a second time

squares Station 8 - Jesus meets the women

Station 8 - Jesus meets the women

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Luke 23:27-31

"A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Jesus turned to them and said, 'Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.' At that time people will say to the mountains, 'Fall upon us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!' for if these things are done when the wood is green what will happen when it is dry?"

squares Station 9 - Jesus falls a third time

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Station 9 - Jesus falls a third time

squares Station 10 - Jesus is stripped of his garments

Station 10 - Jesus is stripped of his garments

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Mark 15:20

"And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him out to crucify him."

squares Station 11 - Jesus is nailed to the cross

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

John 19:18

"There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus in the middle."

Station 11 - Jesus is nailed to the cross

squares Station 12 - Jesus dies on the cross

Station 12 - Jesus dies on the cross

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

John 19:32-33

"So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs."

squares Station 13 - Jesus is taken down from the cross

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Matthew 27:57-58

"When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph, who was himself a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be handed over."

Station 13 - Jesus is taken down from the cross

squares Station 14 - Jesus is buried

Station 14 - Jesus is buried

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Matthew 27:59-60

"Taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen and laid it in his new tomb that he had hewn in the rock. Then he rolled a huge stone across the entrance to the tomb and departed."

squares Prayer after completing the stations

Jesus, you became an example of humility, obedience and patience, and preceded me on the way of life bearing your cross. Grant that, inflamed with your love, I might cheerfully take upon myself the sweet yoke of your gospel together with the mortification of the cross and follow you as a true disciple so that I might be united with you in heaven.

Amen.