Parish of St Matthew the Apostle,
Douglas, Isle of Man

Stations of the Cross

The 4th Station
Jesus is met by his blessed Mother

4th Station


I adore Thee O Christ
and I bless Thee

Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world

As Jesus proceeds on his way he is met by his Mother. What a meeting must that have been! What a sword of anguish must have pierced that Mother's bosom! What must have been the compassion of that Son for his holy Mother!

Meditate a while in silence

O Jesus, by the compassion which thou didst feel for thy Mother, have compassion on me, and give me a share in her intercession.
O Mary, most afflicted Mother,
intercede for me that, through the sufferings of thy Son, I may be delivered from the wrath to come.


O God, I love thee with my whole heart and above all things, and am heartily sorry that I have offended thee. May I never offend thee any more. O may I love thee without ceasing, and make it my delight to do in all things thy most holy will. Amen

Hail Mary...
Glory be to the Father...

Have mercy upon me, O Lord
Have mercy upon me

May the souls of the faithful
to the mercy of God
rest in peace. Amen

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