4th Station: Jesus Meets His Mother

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. (Genuflect)
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.” (Luke 2:34-35)

Prayer:
O Jesus, by the compassion which you did feel for your Mother, have compassion on us, and give us a share in her intercession. O Mary, most afflicted Mother, intercede for us that, through the sufferings of your Son, may we be delivered from the wrath to come.

Our Father.., Hail Mary.., Glory Be..

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

Holy Mother, pierce me through!
In my heart, each wound renew,
Of my Savior crucified.

Jesus met his grieving Mother,
She who made the Lord our Brother,
Now the sword her heart has pierced.

(  The Fifth Station… )

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