Parish of St Matthew the Apostle,
Douglas, Isle of Man
Stations of the Cross
The 4th Station
Jesus is met by his blessed Mother
I adore Thee O Christ
and I bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world
As Jesus proceeds on his way he is met by his Mother. What a meeting must that have been! What a sword of anguish must have pierced that Mother's bosom! What must have been the compassion of that Son for his holy Mother!
Meditate a while in silence
O Jesus, by the compassion which thou didst feel for
thy Mother, have compassion on me, and give me a share
in her intercession.
O Mary, most afflicted Mother,
intercede for me that, through the sufferings of thy Son, I may be delivered from the wrath to come.
O God, I love thee with my whole heart and above all things, and am heartily sorry that I have offended thee. May I never offend thee any more. O may I love thee without ceasing, and make it my delight to do in all things thy most holy will. Amen
May the souls of the faithful
to the mercy of God
rest in peace. Amen
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