Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Sixth Station of the Cross

The prayer of the Stations of the Cross for Vocations from the USCCB

ALL: Gracious God, Each of us is called to discipleship with Your Son Jesus through the sacrament of Baptism. We are sent to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus, to share the good News of God’s saving love. Hear our prayer as we ponder the redemptive vocation of Jesus who continues to call men and women to walk in His way, renewing His Church and caring for His people. We give You thanks for the mystery of every vocation and we pray for all who have answered Your call. Send forth Your Holy Spirit upon the faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love, drawing many young men and women to dedicate themselves with an undivided heart to the love of Christ and His Kingdom. Amen.
 
These outdoor, tile-mosaic Stations of the Cross were designed
by our own Artisan Sisters of the Monastery.
And Sister Blogger's favorite Station...

THE SIXTH STATION: VERONICA OFFERS HER VEIL TO JESUS
V: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.
R: Because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.
V: Consider the compassion of the holy woman, Veronica. Seeing Jesus in such distress, His face bathed in sweat and blood, she presented Him with her veil. Jesus wiped His face, and left upon the cloth the image of His sacred countenance.
R: Jesus, call forth numerous men and women to see Your face on all whom they meet. Help Your servants to truly understand that whatever good is done to the least of Your brothers and sisters is done to You.
(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be...)
Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled / She beheld her tender Child / All with bloody scourges rent.

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