The Fourth Station: Jesus meets his Sorrowful Mother
We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee. Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.
To what can I liken you, to what can I compare you, O daughter of Jerusalem? What likeness can I use to comfort you, o virgin daughter of Zion? For vast as the sea is your ruin. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. The Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.
O God, who hast willed that in the passion of thy Son a sword of grief sould pierce the soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary his mother: Mercifully grant that by Church, having shared with her in his passion, may be made worthy to share with her in the joys of his resurrection; who liveth and reigheth for ever and ever. Amen.
Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us.
For his people's sins chastised,
She beheld her Son despised,
Scourged, and crowned with thorns entwined.
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