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  • A SHORT WAY OF THE CROSS As used by The Franciscan Fathers on Missions

    First Station    Jesus Condemned to Death        0 Jesus! so meek and uncomplaining, teach me resignation in trials.

     Second Station    Jesus Carries His Cross         My Jesus, this Cross should be mine, not Thine; my sins crucified Thee.

     Third Station    Our Lord Falls the First Time      0 Jesus! by this first fall, never let me fall into mortal sin.

     Fourth Station    Jesus Meets His Mother          0 Jesus! may no human tie, however dear, keep me from following the road of the Cross. 40

    Fifth Station    Simon the Cyrenean Helps Jesus Carry His Cross        Simon unwillingly assisted Thee; may I with patience suffer all for Thee.

     Sixth Station    Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus    0 Jesus! Thou didst imprint Thy sacred features upon Veronica's veil; stamp them also indelibly upon my heart
    Seventh Station   The Second Fall of Jesus        By Thy second fall,  preserve me, dear Lord, from relapse into sin.

    Eighth Station
        Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem        My greatest consolation would be to hear Thee say: "Many sins are forgiven thee, because thou hast loved much."

     Ninth Station    Third Fall of Jesus        O Jesus! when weary upon life's long journey, be Thou my strength and my perseverance.

    Tenth Station    Jesus Stripped of His Garments       My soul has been robbed of its robe of innocence; clothe me, dear Jesus, with the garb of penance and contrition. 41

     Eleventh Station    Jesus Nailed to the Cross       Thou didst forgive Thy enemies; my God, teach me to forgive injuries and FORGET them.

    Twelfth Station     Jesus Dies on the Cross         Thou art dying, my Jesus, but Thy Sacred Heart still throbs with love for Thy sinful children.

    Thirteenth Station    Jesus Taken Down from the Cross         Receive me into thy arms, 0 Sorrowful Mother; and obtain for me perfect contrition for my sins.

     Fourteenth Station    Jesus Laid in the Sepclure     When I receive Thee into my heart in Holy Communion, 0 Jesus, make It a fit abiding place for Thy adorable Body. Amen.

    "Jesus, Mary, / love You, Save Souls" The 4 keys to heaven MASS ROSARY SCAPULAR WAY OF THE CROSS "Jesus, Mary, I love You, Save Souls" 42 BROTHER ESTANISLAO (1903 - 1927)

     At the age of 18, a young Spaniard entered the Novitiate of The Brothers of the Christian Schools at Bugedo. He took the Vow of Regularity, Perfection and Pure Love. In October, 1926, he offered himself to Jesus through Mary. Soon after this heroic donation, he fell ill, and was obliged to rest. He died saintly In March 1927. He was, according to the Master of Novices, a Privileged Soul, who received Messages from Heaven.

    Confessors and Theologians recognized these Supernatural facts. His Director asked him to write the Promises made by OUR LORD to those who have devotion to THE WAY OF THE CROSS: They are:

     1. I'll grant everything that's asked of Me with Faith, when making The Way of The Cross.

    2. I promise Eternal Life to those who pray from time to time. The Way of The Cross.

     3. I'll follow them everywhere in life and I'll help them, especially at the hour of death.

     4. Even if they have more sins than blades of grass in the fields, and grains of sand In the sea, all of them will be erased by The Way of The Cross. (Note: This promise doesn't eliminate the obligation to confess all mortal sins, and this, before we can receive Holy Communion.)

    5. Those who pray The Way of The Cross often, will have a special glory In Heaven.

    6. I'll deliver them from Purgatory, indeed if they go there at all, the first Tuesday or Friday after their death. 43

    7. I'll bless them at each Way of The Cross, and My blessing will follow them everywhere on earth and, after their death, in Heaven for all Eternity.

    8. At the hour of death I won't permit the devil to tempt them; I'll lift all power from him in order that they'll repose tranquilly in My Arms.

     9. If they pray it with true love. I'll make of each one of them a living Ciborium in which it will please Me to pour My grace.

     10. I'll fix My Eyes on those who pray The Way of The Cross often; My hands will always be open to protect them.

    11. As I am nailed to the Cross, so also will I always be with those who honor Me in making The Way of The Cross frequently.

    12. They'll never be able to separate themselves from Me, for I'll give them the grace never again to commit a Mortal sin.

     13. At the hour of death I'll console them with My Presence and we'll go together to Heaven. Death will be sweet to all those who have honored Me during their lives by praying The Way of The Cross.

    14. My Soul will be a protective shield for them, and will always help them, whenever they have recourse "Jesus, Mary, / love You, Save Souls"

     St. Alphonsus Liguori wrote: "If you pray you are positive of saving your soul. If you do NOT pray you are just as positive of losing your soul." 44

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    Way of the Cross Crucifix

    The sick, those at sea, those in prison, those in heathen lands, and all others who are legitimately prevented (a moral impossibility) from visiting the stations of the Way of the Cross, the Plenary Indulgence is granted provided that with at least a contrite and devout heart they hold a crucifix and recite twenty times the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory (all three).

    One thus says one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory for each of the fourteen stations, five in honor of the five wounds, and one for the pope's intentions. One should think of the Passion while saying these prayers.

    If one for some good reason cannot say all the twenty Our Fathers, Hail Marys, and Glorys prescribed, he will gain, instead of the plenary indulgence, a partial indulgence is given.

    In virtue of a concession of March 25, 1931, in favor of those who are so sick that they cannot recite the twenty Our Fathers, Hail Marys, and Gloria without grave inconvenience or difficulty, those thus sick can gain the indulgences of the Way of the Cross if they kiss or even gaze upon a crucifix. provided they add a prayer or short ejaculation in honor of the Passion and death of Christ, for instance, "We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee, because by Thy holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world."

    A newer decree allows even greater relaxation of the latter condition. The indulgences of the Way of the Cross may be gained by those who are so weak that they cannot recite even an ejaculatory prayer, provided they kiss, or at least gaze upon, a crucifix — a thing to remember when assisting the sick and the dying.


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