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Sorrowful Mysteries

Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Pray the Our Father

On the next three beads pray the Hail Mary.
For the gift of Faith from the Holy Spirit
For the gift of Hope from Jesus Christ
For the gift of Love from God the Father

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Announce the next Mystery and Pray the Our Father.

Text Mystery Meditation Bead

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Mt 26:41

The Agony in the Garden
St. Alphonsus said: "He saw Himself affronted by his own disciples. One of them betrays and sells Him for thirty pieces. Another denies Him many times, protesting publicly that he knows Him not; and thus attesting that he was ashamed to have known Him in the past. The other disciples, then, at seeing Him taken and bound, all fly and abandon Him."

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Announce the next Mystery and Pray the Our Father.

Pilate said ‘I am innocent of this righteous man’s blood...and having scourged Jesus delivered him to be crucified.’ Mt 27:24, 26

The Scourging at the Pillar
The Blessed Mother told St. Bridget: "Then led to the pillar, My Son stripped Himself, and He Himself stretched His hands to the pillar, which His enemies pitilessly bound. They scourged His Body pure from all spot or stain... His whole Body lacerated with scourges tipped with sharp points turned back, not pulling out, but ploughing up... His Body bruised and beaten to the very ribs so that the ribs could be seen... His very flesh was furrowed with the thongs. My Son stood thus, all bloody, all torn, so that no soundness could be found on him nor any spot to scourge."
For all those times I have hurt others and in so doing have scourged You, my Lord Jesus, I pray...

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Announce the next Mystery and Pray the Our Father.

They stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and put a reed in his right hand. Mt 27:28-29

The Crowning with Thorns
For all those times I have let worldly wisdom, hatred, prejudice, materialism and greed, selfishness and carnal desires pierce my thoughts, to You my Lord Jesus, I pray...

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Announce the next Mystery and Pray the Our Father.

So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull. Jn 19:17

The Carrying of the Cross
St. Alphonsus said: "So drained of Blood is He and wearied out with His torments ... He can scarcely stand. Behold Him, all torn with wounds.... Look at Him as He goes along, with Body bent double, with knees all of a tremble, dripping with Blood; and so painful is it to Him to walk, that at every step He seems ready to die.
For all those times I have sinned and added to the weight of Your cross, O My Jesus, I pray...

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Announce the next Mystery and Pray the Our Father.

But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. Jn 19:25

The Crucifixion
St. Augustine said: "Among all the different kinds of death, there was none worse."
For the power of love You had for me, which kept You on the cross, that I should be healed by that love; for the passionate love You had for me, in which You died so that I might receive eternal life, I pray with inadequate gratefulness...

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer.

Pray the Hail Holy Queen and Closing Prayer.

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!

Closing Prayer
Let us pray. O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen

May the divine assistance remain always with you.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.