Jesus Speaks to the Women of Jerusalem
V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Consider that those women wept with compassion
at seeing Jesus in so pitiable a state, streaming with blood, as He walked
along. But Jesus said to them, "Weep not for Me but for your children."
My Jesus, laden with sorrows, I weep for
the offenses that I have committed against Thee, because of the pains
which they have deserved, and still more because of the displeasure which
they have caused Thee, Who hast loved me so much. It is Thy love, more
than the fear of hell, which causes me to weep for my sins. My Jesus,
I love Thee more than myself; I repent of having offended Thee. Never
permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and
then do with me what Thou wilt.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to
|Eia Mater, fons amoris,
Me sentire vim doloris
Fac, ut tecum lugeam.
|O Thou Mother! fount of love,
Touch my spirit from above.
Make my heart with thine accord.