Notre Dame de Rouen. The façade of the Gothic Church in France. Photographer: Hippo1947. Licence: SHUTTERSTOCK.

22 Mar 2023

The Way Of The Cross. The Perfect Undertaking For Lent.

“O, Beloved Wood”.
“O, Blessed Nails”. 
“O, Sweet Burden”.
Illustration: PINTEREST

Text is from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Indulgences: One Plenary Indulgence each time; another Plenary Indulgence if Holy Communion is received on the same day, or ten times within the month following that exercise.

If it remained unfinished, Ten Years and Ten Quarantines for each Station visited.

(20 October 1931).


1. To visit each Station, unless it is impossible owing to the crowd.

[Pictures of the fourteen several Mysteries are very useful, but are not indispensable. Wooden Crosses, indicating the fourteen Stations of The Cross, are sufficient and are absolutely required.]

2. To meditate, as best one can, on The Passion of The Saviour.

No vocal Prayers are required. The Popes recommend the recitation of a Pater, an Ave, and an Act of Contrition, at each Station (April 1731).

When The Way of The Cross is made in public, a Verse of “The Stabat Mater” may be sung between each Station.

The Tenth Station.

Jesus Is Stripped Of His Garments.

Versicle: We adore Thee, O, Christ, and we bless Thee.

Response: Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.


Arrived at last at the place of sacrifice, they prepare to crucify Him. His garments are torn from His bleeding body, and He, The Holy of Holies, stands exposed to the vulgar gaze of the rude and scoffing multitude.


O, Lord Jesus. Thou didst endure this shame for our most shameful deeds. Strip us, we beseech Thee, of all false shame, conceit, and pride, and make us so humble, ourselves, voluntarily in this life, that we may escape everlasting ignominy in the world to come.

An Act of Contrition.

O, God, we love Thee with our whole hearts, and above all things, and are heartily sorry that we have offended Thee.

May we never offend Thee any more. O, may we love Thee without ceasing, and make it our delight to do in all things Thy Most Holy Will.

Our Father . . .

Hail Mary . . .

Glory Be To The Father . . .

Have mercy on us, O, Lord. Have mercy on us.

Versicle: May the Souls of the Faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Response: Amen.

This Act of Contrition is to be repeated after each Station.

While passing from one Station to another, a Verse of the “Stabat Mater” is sung or said.


Fac ut árdeat cor meum,
In amándo Christum Deum,
Ut sibi compláceam.


Sancta Mater, istud agas,
Crucifíxi fige plagas,
Cordi meo válide.

Proceed to The Eleventh Station.

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