Thursday, March 20, 2008


STATION 2: Jesus Takes Up His Cross

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.
Because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.

My Lord Jesus Christ:

I am carrying a cross ~ a heavy burden ~ right now, and it distresses me. And in fact, there are other troubles bothering me, too. Help me to know which crosses I should let go of because You have already redeemed me from them, and which cross I should carry for the sake of loving others, purifying my soul, and strengthening my relationship with You. Help me also to become aware that You are at my side, holding the larger portion of my cross. I complain about my burdens, and yet, You carried the burden of my sins and those of the whole world. Your pain was much greater than mine. Thank You for caring about me so much!

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O, how sad and sore distressed
Was that Mother highly blessed
Of the sole Begotten One.

Related entries:

Station 1: Jesus is condemned to die on the cross

Station 2 Jesus takes up His Cross

Station 3 Jesus Falls for the first time

Station 4 Jesus Meets His Mother

Station 5 Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus Carry the Cross

Station 6 Veronica Wipes the face of Jesus

Station 7 Jesus Falls the Second Time

Station 8 Jesus Comforts the Women

Station 9 Jesus Falls for the third time

Station 10 Jesus is stripped of His Garments

Station 11 Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Station 12 Jesus dies on the Cross

Station13 : Jesus IS taken down from the Cross

Station 14: Jesus is buried

Text Prayers from Cathedral of Mary.