5th Station: Symon of Cyrene Helps Jesus

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

On the way they met a man named Simon, who was coming into the city from the country, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross. Simon was from Cyrene and was the father of Alexander and Rufus. They took Jesus to a place called Golgotha, which means “The Place of the Skull”. (Mark 15:21-22)

Prayer:
O Lord Jesus, may it be our privilege also to bear your cross; may we glory in nothing else; by it may the world be crucified unto us, and we unto the world; may we never shrink from sufferings, but rather rejoice if we may be counted worthy to suffer for your name’s sake.

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.

Simon stopped in hesitation,
Not foreseeing his proud Station,
Called to bear the Cross of Christ.

( The Sixth Station… )

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