The Sorrowful Mysteries

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"The 1st Sorrowful Mystery ...

THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN

Spiritual Fruit: Contrition, Conformity to the Will of God

On the first large bead -- Pray the 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.

On the next 10 beads -- Meditate on Reflection & Pray a Hail Mary

  1. After the Last Supper Jesus and the Apostles go to the Garden of Olives.
  2. Jesus asks the Apostles to watch with Him.
  3. Jesus withdraws and prays.
  4. As He thinks of what He is to suffer and of our ingratitude, He is bathed in a sweat of blood.
  5. Jesus awakens the Apostles, who have fallen asleep from weariness.
  6. He returns to His prayer, and asks His Father that this chalice pass away, but "Thy will be done."
  7. Jesus again finds the Apostles sleeping.
  8. He returns to His prayer; an Angel comes to comfort Him.
  9. Mary keeps an agonizing vigil.
  10. Jesus goes to meet his betrayer.

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.

Fatima Prayer

  • O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.
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The 2nd Sorrowful Mystery

THE SCOURGING

Spiritual Fruit: Purity, Mortification

On the first large bead -- Pray the 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.

On the next 10 beads -- Meditate on Reflection & Pray a Hail Mary

  1. The people cry for Christ's crucifixion.
  2. Pilate orders Jesus to be scourged even though He is innocent.
  3. Jesus is stripped and bound to the pillar.
  4. He is scourged by the soldiers.
  5. Jesus suffers without complaint.
  6. Jesus atones for our sins of the flesh.
  7. Mary suffers in compassion.
  8. Jesus is scourged above measure.
  9. The prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled (53:5).
  10. The Holy Shroud bears witness to the lashes.

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.

Fatima Prayer

  • O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.
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The 3rd Sorrowful Mystery

THE CROWNING OF THORNS

Spiritual Fruit: Moral Courage, Contempt of the world

On the first large bead -- Pray the 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.

On the next 10 beads -- Meditate on Reflection & Pray a Hail Mary

  1. The soldiers surround Christ and mock Him.
  2. Jesus is clothed in royal purple.
  3. The soldiers form a crown of thorns and place it on His head.
  4. They crush it down so that the thorns pierce His sacred head.
  5. The soldiers place a reed in Jesus' hand and mock Him.
  6. They spit upon Him and strike His face.
  7. Jesus is beaten with the reed.
  8. He suffers meekly.
  9. Mary suffers in compassion.
  10. Pilate shows Jesus to the people: “Ecce Homo!” (Behold the Man)


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.

Fatima Prayer

  • O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.
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The 4th Sorrowful Mystery

THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS

Spiritual Fruit: Patience

On the first large bead -- Pray the 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.

On the next 10 beads -- Meditate on Reflection & Pray a Hail Mary

  1. Pilate, washing his hands, condemns Jesus to death.
  2. The Apostles flee in fear.
  3. Jesus takes up his cross.
  4. He is so weak from the scourging that soon He falls beneath it.
  5. The people jeer at Christ.
  6. Jesus meets his afflicted Mother.
  7. Simon is made to help Jesus carry the cross.
  8. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.
  9. Jesus speaks to the weeping women.
  10. Jesus climbs Calvary.

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.

Fatima Prayer

  • O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.
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The 5th Sorrowful Mystery

THE CRUCIFIXION

Spiritual Fruit: Final perseverance, Salvation, Self-Denial

On the first large bead -- Pray the 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.

On the next 10 beads -- Meditate on Reflection & Pray a Hail Mary

  1. Jesus is stripped of his garments.
  2. He is nailed to the cross and it is raised.
  3. The soldiers cast lots for Christ's robe.
  4. The people mock Jesus: “If thou art the Christ, come down from the cross!”
  5. Jesus prays for his enemies: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!”
  6. He promises paradise to the thief.
  7. He leaves us his mother: “Son, behold thy mother!”
  8. Jesus gives up his spirit: “Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit.”
  9. Jesus is taken down from the cross and laid in his Mother's arms.
  10. Jesus is laid in the tomb.

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.

Fatima Prayer

  • O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.