Ave Maria Meditation
Arise, O Lord, and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face. (Ps 68:1)
Thirteenth Station: Jesus is placed in the arms of His Mother. O Mary, my tender mother, it is I who have made thee suffer! Let me then, at least, weep with thee; let me adore the suffering and wounded Face of my dear Redeemer. Ask for me of thy divine Son such love as may enable me to drink with entire willingness the few drops reserved for me in the chalice of His Passion and let me repeat with Magdalene: Oh! How sweet it is to recover our innocence through tears of repentance and of love.
Fourteenth Station: Jesus is placed in the tomb. O my Jesus, my Savior, thou shalt not be there alone! Permit Thy child to be buried with Thee. Again, this is not enough, enfold me in the mystery of Thy Face and the wounds of Thy Heart: it is there I wish to take up my abode, to be seen by Thee alone. My God! My God! Cause me to live but for Thee!