8th Station: Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem

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

A large crowd of people followed him; among them were some women who were weeping and wailing for him. Jesus turned to them and said, “Women of Jerusalem! Don’t cry for me, but for yourselves and your children. For if such things as these are done when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” (Luke 23:27,28,31)

O Lord Jesus, we mourn both for you and for ourselves; for your sufferings and for our sins which caused them. Teach us so to mourn, that we may be comforted, and escape those dreadful judgements prepared for all who reject or neglect you in this life.

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.

May our sympathy for Jesus
Turn to those who here now need us,
May we see Christ bruised in them.

( The Ninth Station… )

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