Thy yoke is sweet and Thy burden is light: I therefore willingly accept it. 1st sorrowful mystery – The Agony of Jesus in the garden Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. donec ego vixero. Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” Should I desire to please men, I could not be Thy servant. 32 And if you love them that love you, what thanks are to you? [2 Timothy 1: 12] Thus the Apostle wrote, while he was in prison, suffering for Jesus Christ, into Whose hands he committed the deposit of his sufferings and of all his hopes, knowing how grateful and faithful He is to those who suffer for his love. Amen. O Jesus, gracious Lamb of God, I renounce forever my impatience. St. Alphonsus Liguori, The Seven Words Spoken by Jesus Christ on the Cross. in that Mother’s pain untold? The cowardly ruffians, who were eagerly waiting to gratify their cruelty by torturing and insulting our Lord, were about fifty in number, and the greatest part slaves or servants of the jailers and soldiers. Meditations on SORROWFUL MYSTERIES of the Rosary SORROWFUL MYSTERIES The Agony in the Garden – conformity to God’s willJesus knows torture and death lie ahead and he prays that the cup will pass. sacrificed His life, so she offered her pangs for the salvation of men, sharing with perfect resignation all the pains and insults which her Son suffered in His death. In his agony, he carries the … But let us return to the holy Virgin, and examine more deeply the reason why Jesus called Mary woman, and not mother. Meditation In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Station 10: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments. [Hebrews 12: 3. I imagine her kneeling in wonderment at the angel Gabriel, his hands encompassing hers, his forehead pressed against hers as he tells her of God’s great plan. O Lord Jesus, Thy lifeless body, mangled and lacerated, found a worthy resting-place on the bosom of Thy virgin Mother. tam dignati pro me pati, 34 And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thanks are to you? Alas, my soul also was once beautiful, when it received Thy grace in Baptism; but I have disfigured it since by my sins; Thou alone, my Redeemer, canst restore it to its former beauty. Lord Jesus, crucified, have mercy on us! The Apostle writes: Ye are all one in Christ Jesus; and if ye are Christ's, then ye are the seed of Abraham. At the ends were spiky pieces of bone or lead. But some may say, Why did Jesus pray to the Father to pardon them, when He Himself could have forgiven their injuries? Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt. Each of the following meditations on the mysteries of the rosary are taken from the book Father Peyton's Rosary Prayer Book, 1984. My Jesus, I love Thee more than myself; I repent of having offended Thee. 39 And going away again, he prayed, saying the same words. Consider, moreover, how pure the heart should be that receives the body and blood of Christ in the Adorable Sacrament of the Altar. 1: I led you from slavery to freedom But Thou didst rise again the third day. And the soldiers indeed did these things. Peyton provides a unique view of the mysteries of the rosary. Some pray the Glorious mysteries every day during the Easter season. Holy Mother! When he fed the multitudes, they wanted to make him king. Some spit on Him, strike Him, and mock Him. For oil is the type of compassion; and as oil was in that spot pressed from the olives, so in His agony was the Blood of Christ pressed forth, with which we are refreshed as with oil, are anointed and are fed. “Christ’s whole life was lived under the sign of persecution. My most sweet Jesus, I will not refuse the Cross, as the Cyrenian did; I accept it; I embrace it. Also, He thus cried out in order to show us the anguish in which He died. He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Prayer Cream Blog by. ad palmam victoriae. Therefore, let us give thanks to the goodness of our Savior for having been willing to take upon Himself the pains which were due to us, and thus to deliver us from eternal death; and let us labor henceforth to be grateful to this our deliverer, banishing from our hearts every affection which is not for Him. I wrote these Meditations on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. fac, ut animae donetur The Sorrowful Mysteries . I gave thee a royal scepter: and thou didst give My head a crown of thorns. 17 And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha. Most merciful Jesus! Thou hast given Thyself wholly to me; I give myself wholly to Thee: Into Thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. [Galatians 3: 28] Thus, Jesus Christ and the faithful are one single body, because the head cannot be divided from the members, and these members are all spiritual children of Mary, as they have the same spirit of her Son according to nature, Who was Jesus Christ. but you have raised me high on a cross. Now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. The Sorrowful Mysteries - Suffering. Or wherein have I afflicted thee? It is related in the annals of Clairvaux that St. Bernard asked Our Lord which was His greatest unrecorded suffering and Our Lord answered: "I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound, which was more painful than the others and which is not recorded by men. And Judas also, who betrayed him, stood with them. “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” – Here He leads by example, “Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you.”, “Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with Me in paradise.” – “Happy wert thou, O holy thief, who hadst the fortune to unite thy death to the death of thy Savior.”. And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost. O most amiable Jesus! The disciples disobey Christ’s command not because they are “wicked” but because they give in to their desire for easy comfort. fuit illa benedicta, Jesus saith to them: I am he. But why were they not all converted? The people who surround Me blaspheme Me and afflict Me, and My spirit within Me is more afflicted than My Body. THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES. 5 (Jesus therefore came forth, bearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment.) And, further, despair could only have been produced in Jesus Christ by a knowledge that He was hated by God; but how could God hate that Son Who, to obey his will, had offered Himself to satisfy for the sins of men? Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. God said to the serpent, I will put enmities between thy seed and the woman. Answer me.” (Good Friday Reproaches), Spiritual Fruit: Reign of Christ in Our Hearts | Fortitude | Moral Courage, Matthew 27:22-31; Mark 15:17-20; John 19:2-8; Isaiah 63:2, “For thy sake I struck the kings of the Chanaanites: and thou didst strike My head with a reed. Laden with so sweet a load. Behold Him, all torn with wounds…. 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