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Heart of Jesus, proaches,

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Heart of Jesus, consumed for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,
Heart of Jesus, wounded for our sius,
Heart of Jesus, made obedient even unto
the death of the cross,

Heart of Jesus, still outraged by men in the
adorable sacrament of thy love,
Heart of Jesus, refuge of sinners,
Heart of Jesus, strength of the weak,
Heart of Jesus, comfort of the afflicted,
Heart of Jesus, main strength of the
tempted.

Heart of Jesus, perseverance of the just,
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who
hope in thee,

Heart of Jesus, hope of the dying,

Heart of Jesus, sweet support of thy adorers,

Heart of Jesus, our help in all our sorrows,

Heart of Jesus, joy of the blessed,

Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints,

Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world: Spare us, O Lord Jesus.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world: Hear us, O Lord Jesus.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world: Have mercy upon us, O Lord Jesus.

Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.

V. O most meek and humble Heart of Jesus, render our hearts like thine.

R. And inflame our hearts with that divine fire which thou camest to kindle on earth.

Let us pray.

GOD, who, out of thy infinite love, hast given to the faithful the most Sacred Heart of thy be

loved Son, our Lord, as the object of their tender affection; grant that we may so love and honour this pledge of thy love on earth, as by it to merit the love of both thee and thy gift, and be eternally loved by thee and this most blessed Heart in heaven: through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Through thy Sacred Heart, O Jesus, overflowing with all sweetness, we recommend to thee ourselves and all our concerns, our friends, parents, relations, superiors, benefactors, and enemies. Take under thy protection this house, city, and kingdom; extend this thy care to all such as are under any affliction, and to those who labour in the agony and pangs of death. Cast an eye of compassion on the obstinate sinner, and more especially on the poor suffering souls in purgatory, as also on those who are united with us in the holy confederacy of honouring and worshipping thee. Bless these in particular, O sweet Jesus, and bless them according to the extent of thy infinite goodness, mercy, and charity. Amen.

The Way of the Cross.

These Prayers are translated from those composed by St. Alphonsus.

PRAYER BEFORE THE HIGH ALTAR.

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JESUS Christ, my Lord, with what great love didst thou pass over the painful road which led thee to death; and I, how often have I abandoned thee! But now I love thee with my whole soul, and because I love thee, I am sincerely sorry for having offended thee. My Jesus, pardon me, and permit me to accompany thee in this journey. Thou art going to die for love of me, and it is my wish also, O my dearest Redeemer, to die for love of thee. O yes, my Jesus, in thy love I wish to live. in thy love I wish to die.

FIRST STATION.

Jesus is condemned to death.

V. [Genuflecting]. We adore thee, O Christ, and praise thee.

R. Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider how Jesus, after having been scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly condemned by Pilate to die on the cross.

My loving Jesus, it was not Pilate; no, it was my sins that condemned thee to die. I beseech thee, by the merits of this sorrowful journey, to assist my soul in her journey towards eternity. I love thee, my beloved Jesus; I love thee more than myself: I repent with my whole heart of having offended thee. Never permit me to separate myself from thee again. Grant that I may love thee always; and then do with me what thou wilt.

[The Priest kneels.]

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be to the Father, &c.

O Jesus! who for love of me
Didst bear thy cross to Calvary;
In thy sweet mercy grant to me
To suffer and to die with thee.

Instead of the aforesaid, the following may be said or sung; or any other verse of the Stabat Mater, in Latin or English. Holy Mother, pierce me through, In my heart each wound renew Of my Saviour crucified.

SECOND STATION.

Jesus is made to bear his Cross.

V. We adore thee, O Christ, and praise thee.

R. Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider how Jesus, in making this journey with the cross on his shoulders, thought of us, and offered for us to his Father the death he was about to undergo.

My most beloved Jesus! I embrace all the tribulations thou hast destined for me until death. I beseech thee, by the merits of the pain thou didst suffer in carrying thy cross, to give me the necessary help to carry mine with perfect patience and resignation. I love thee, Jesus, my love, above all things; I repent with my whole heart of having offended thee. Never permit me to separate myself from thee again. Grant that I may love thee always; and then do with me what thou wilt.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be to the Father, &c.

O Jesus! who for love of me, &c.

Or as above,

Holy Mother, pierce me through, &c.

THIRD STATION.

Jesus falls the first time under his Cross. V. We adore thee, O Christ, and praise thee.

R. Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider this first fall of Jesus under

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