The Fourth Station

Jesus Meets His Sorrowful Mother

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you

Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world

Every parent can imagine the incredible pain Mary must have felt when she encountered her beloved Son and all that he was suffering. Despite the anguish she felt, she did not try to stop her Son from making the ultimate sacrifice. It is for this reason that she is such an advocate for those who suffer, both physically and emotionally.

“O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me.”

I love you, Jesus, my love above all things,

And I repent with my whole heart of having offended you.

Never permit me to separate myself from you again,

Grant that I may love you always, and then do with me what you will.