THE FIVE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

1. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this sixth decade in honor of Thy Agony in the Garden of Olives, and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, contrition for our sins. Amen. Our Father, etc.

OUR FATHER:--Happiness of God.

Essential.

Spacer Rosary 1. To honor the divine retreats made by our Lord during His life, especially in the garden of agony.
2. To honor the humble, fervent prayers offered by our Lord during His life and on the eve of His passion.
3. To honor the patience and kindness with which He treated His Apostles especially in the Garden of Olives.
4. To honor the loneliness of His soul during His whole life especially in the Garden.
5. To honor the streams of blood into which anguish plunged him.
6. To honor the consolation He greatly desired from an angel.
7. To honor His conformity to the will of His Father, despite the repugnance of nature.
8. To honor the courage with which He approaches His executioners, and the force of speech by which He threw them down and then raised them up again.
9. His betrayal by Judas and His captivity by the Jews.
10. His abandonment by His Apostles.

May the grace of the mystery of the Agony in the Garden come down into our souls. Amen.

2. THE SCOURGING

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this seventh decade in honor of Thy bloody Scourging and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, the grace of mortifying our senses. Amen. Our Father, etc.

OUR FATHER:--Patience of God.

Admirable.

1. To honor Christ as He is bound with the chains and cords.
2. To honor Christ as He is slapped in the face.
3. To honor Christ in the denials of St. Peter.
4. To honor Christ in the ignominies which He received at Herod's court, when He was stripped of his garments then clothed with a white robe.
5. To honor Christ in the second stripping of his clothes as he is stripped of that white robe just before his scourging.
6. To honor Christ for the contempt and insults He received from the executioners.
7. To honor Christ beaten and torn by the knotty rods an the cruel whips (5,144 blows during the course of four hours and a quarter).
8. To honor the column to which He was tied.
9. To honor the blood which He shed and the wounds He received.
10. To honor His collapse in His own blood.

May the grace of the mystery of the Scourging come down into our souls. Amen.

3. THE CROWNING WITH THORNS

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this eighth decade in honor of Thy being crowned with thorns, and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, contempt of the world. Amen. Our Father, etc.

OUR FATHER:--Beauty of God.

Unspeakable.

1. To honor Christ being stripped for the third time.
2. To honor His crown of thorns.
3. To honor the veil with which they bound His eyes.
4. To honor Christ for the blows and spit with which they covered His face.
5. To honor the old cloak which they placed upon His shoulders.
6. To honor the reed which they placed in His hands.
7. To honor the column stump upon which He was placed.
8. To honor Christ for the outrages and insults offered Him.
9. To honor Christ for the blows which He received upon His adorable head.
10. To honor Christ for the derision of which He was the object.

May the grace of the mystery of the Crowning with Thorns come down into our souls. Amen.

4. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this ninth decade in honor of Thy carrying of the Cross and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, patience in bearing our crosses. Amen. Our Father, etc.

OUR FATHER:--The Omnipotence of God.

Boundless.

1. To honor our Lord's presentation before the populace, the "Ecce Homo."
2. To honor Our Lord for the insult of the preference of Barabbas to His Person.
3. To honor Our Lord as the false witnesses testify against Him.
4. To honor Our Lord in His condemnation to death.
5. To honor the love with which He embraced and kissed His cross.
6. To honor the tremendous pains He suffered in carrying it.
7. To honor His falls, due to weakness, beneath His burden.
8. To honor the sorrowful meeting with His Holy Mother.
9. To honor the veil of Veronica, upon which His features were imprinted.
10. To honor His tears, those of His Holy Mother, and of the holy women who followed Him to Calvary.

May the grace of the mystery of the Carrying of the Cross come down into our souls. Amen.

5. THE CRUCIFIXION

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this tenth decade in honor of Thy Crucifixion and ignominious death on Calvary and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, the conversion of sinners, the perseverance of the just, and the relief of the souls in Purgatory. Amen. Our Father, etc.

OUR FATHER:--Justice of God.

Tremendous.

1. To honor the five wounds of Our Lord and His blood shed upon the Cross.
2. To honor His pierced Heart and the Cross upon which He was crucified.
3. To honor the nails and the spear that pierced Him, the sponge and the gall and also the vinegar which He was given to drink.
4. To honor Christ for the shame and infamy which He suffered in being crucified between two thieves.
5. To honor the compassion of His holy Mother.
6. To honor His seven last words.
7. To honor His abandonment and silence.
8. To honor the affliction of the whole universe.
9. To honor His cruel and ignominious death.
10. To honor His descent from the Cross and His burial.

May the grace of the mystery of the Crucifixion come down into our souls. Amen.


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