One Minute Meditation

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery:   THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS

  • One condemned to death by crucifixion is forced to carry the cross to the place of execution.
  • The suffering of Jesus is intense as the cross is laid on His bruised and wounded back and shoulders.
  • Weak and exhausted from loss of blood, lack of food and rest, Jesus falls three times under the cross.
  • Jesus meets His afflicted Mother causing untold anguish in the Hearts of Son and Mother.
  • The countenance of Jesus is disfigured with blood and sweat, with dust and spittle.
  • Veronica wipes His face, leaving on her towel the image of His countenance.
  • Fearing that Jesus might die on the way, the soldiers force Simeon of Cyrene to carry the cross behind Jesus.
  • Jesus speaks to weeping women; “Weep not for Me, but for yourselves and your children.”
  • “If anyone is to be My disciple, let him take up his cross and follow Me.”
  • Father, by the merits of this painful journey to Calvary, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Spiritual Fruit: Patient bearing of trials

Author Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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