The Sorrowful Mysteries

 

First Sorrowful Mystery - The Agony in the Garden

 

Everyone who commits a sin is a criminal against the good God. So he should be punished. But Jesus, our Saviour, came to take the sinnerís place. He asked God to punish Him instead of us who really are the guilty ones. This suffering of Christ we call His Passion. On Holy Thursday after He gave us the Blessed Sacrament, He went into a lonely garden called Gethsemane. He looked ahead and saw all He was going to suffer. He saw all our sins, ugly, filthy, evil. And the thought of His Passion and our sins made Him sweat blood. This blood poured down upon the ground in His agony. Then Judas came with the soldiers. Like a traitor he kissed Jesus. The soldiers led Him away to death. 

 

Our Father

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,

 thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

 and forgive us our trespasses,

 as we forgive those who trespass against us,

 and lead us not into temptation,

 but deliver us from evil.  

Amen 

 

 

Hail Mary 

 

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee,

Blessed are thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen    

 

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Glory Be

 

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen

O My Jesus

 

O my Jesus, 
forgive us our sins, 
save us from the fire of hell,
lead all souls to heaven, 
especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

 

Second Sorrowful Mystery - The Scourging

 

Pilate, the Roman Governor, knew that Jesus was not guilty. But all the people cried out for His death. And because Jesus had taken our place, God, His Father, was willing to let His Son die. Pilate ordered Him to be whipped. The soldiers fastened Him to a stone column. Then with heavy whips, they beat His back. Jesus suffered terribly from this scourging. But He did not cry out. For He knew who many people commit sins with their bodies. We sometimes call these the sins of the flesh. So He wanted to suffer for their sad sins. He wanted us to be strong against this kind of ugly sin. 

 

Our Father

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,

 thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

 and forgive us our trespasses,

 as we forgive those who trespass against us,

 and lead us not into temptation,

 but deliver us from evil.  

Amen 

 

 

Hail Mary 

 

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee,

Blessed are thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen    

 

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Glory Be

 

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen

O My Jesus

 

O my Jesus, 
forgive us our sins, 
save us from the fire of hell,
lead all souls to heaven, 
especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

 

Third Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowning with Thorns

 

Jesus was the King of Kings, the King of the Jews. But the Roman soldiers thought this was funny. "Still, letís pretend that He is," one of them cried. "For a joke letís make Him a crown." So they picked up a branch of cruel thorns, and made it into a crown. They pushed it into the head of our Savior. It hurt Him terribly. The blood ran down into His eyes. The thorns tore His skin and reached toward His brain. Then the soldiers put a reed in His hand. They threw a dirty red cloak over His shoulders. They laughed at Him and cried, "Hail to the King!" Jesus suffered all this because of our sins of thought and pride. 

 

Our Father

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,

 thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

 and forgive us our trespasses,

 as we forgive those who trespass against us,

 and lead us not into temptation,

 but deliver us from evil.  

Amen 

 

 

Hail Mary 

 

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee,

Blessed are thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen    

 

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Glory Be

 

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen

O My Jesus

 

O my Jesus, 
forgive us our sins, 
save us from the fire of hell,
lead all souls to heaven, 
especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

Fourth Sorrowful Mystery - The Carrying of the Cross

 

Pilate heard the people cry out, "Crucify Him!" So Pilate ordered Him to be nailed on a cross. But first He had to carry His own cross up to the top of Calvary. The cross was very heavy. The soldiers put it on His shoulder and it rubbed against His torn flesh. They dragged Him through the city and up the hill to die. The people laughed at Him and threw rocks and mud. When He fell, the soldiers kicked Him to His feet. Once along the way, He met Mary, His Mother. But she could do nothing to help her dear Son. Veronica ran out of the crowd and wiped His face with her veil. Some good women wept for Him. And Simon was forced to help Him carry the cross. 

 

Our Father

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,

 thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

 and forgive us our trespasses,

 as we forgive those who trespass against us,

 and lead us not into temptation,

 but deliver us from evil.  

Amen 

 

 

Hail Mary 

 

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee,

Blessed are thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen    

 

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Glory Be

 

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen

O My Jesus

 

O my Jesus, 
forgive us our sins, 
save us from the fire of hell,
lead all souls to heaven, 
especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

 

 

Fifth Sorrowful Mystery - The Crucifixion

 

For three hours our dear Lord hung on the cross. He was taking on Himself the punishment for our sins. He prayed to His Father in heaven, "Father, forgive them." He forgave the terrible sinner who became the Good Thief. He gave us His own dear Mother. He cried out because He was thirsty for our love. At length, He knew that God had forgiven our sins. Once more, we had the right to enter heaven. So He dropped His head and died. "Greater love than this no man hath than to lay down his life for his friends." 

 

Our Father

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,

 thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

 and forgive us our trespasses,

 as we forgive those who trespass against us,

 and lead us not into temptation,

 but deliver us from evil.  

Amen 

 

 

Hail Mary 

 

Hail, Mary! Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee,

Blessed are thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen    

 

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Glory Be

 

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen

O My Jesus

 

O my Jesus, 
forgive us our sins, 
save us from the fire of hell,
lead all souls to heaven, 
especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

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