THE WAY OF THE CROSS
Adapted from St. Alphonsus Liguori
Before visiting the Stations, let each one make an act of contrition and form the intention of gaining the indulgences, whether for himself or for the souls in purgatory.
Act of Contrition
My Lord Jesus Christ, Thou hast made this journey to die for me with love unutterable, and I have so many times unworthily abandoned Thee; but now I love Thee with my whole heart, and because I love Thee I repent sincerely for having ever offended Thee. Pardon me, my God, and permit me to accompany Thee on this journey. Thou goest to die for love of me; I wish also, my beloved Redeemer, to die for love of Thee. My Jesus, I will live and die always united to Thee.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father
|Stabat Mater dolorosa |
Juxta crucem lacrymosa,
Dum pendebat Filius.
|At the cross her station keeping, |
Stood the mournful Mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last.