Via Dolorosa 8

EIGHTH STATION
Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem


V. We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee:
R. Because by thy holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world.


[Luke 23.27-28]
27And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him. 28But Jesus, turning to them, said, ”Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.”
[Acts 21.13]
13Then Paul answered, “What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
REFLECTION
The most holy Passion of Jesus Christ is the most efficacious means to convert obstinate sinners, because meditation on the sufferings of our Savior has power to root out vice and implant love and holy fear of God in the soul. (St. Paul of the Cross)


All: Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us.


LET US PRAY
Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all
mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


V. O Savior of the world, who by thy Cross and Precious Blood hast redeemed us:
R. Save us and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.

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