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Holy Face of Jesus

Way of the Cross of the Holy Face

in reparation for the crimes of the world and for the needs of the Holy Church.

Preparatory prayer.

O Jesus, whose adorable Face bowed so mercifully on the tree of the Cross, on the day of the Passion, for the salvation of the world, today again, out of pity, bow to us, poor sinners; let a look of compassion fall upon us, and receive us in the kiss of peace. O my Jesus, mercy!

Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

(Then we announce the Station: "First" Station...etc)

1. Jesus is sentenced to death.

 

And Jesus keeps silent, He, the very innocence!… He, whose words give life!… His adorable Face loses nothing of its calm and its sweetness… What a lesson for me! – O my God, forgive me all the words by which I wounded charity, humility, modesty, piety, and make that, in my trials, I honor You by my resignation and my patience.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

2.

Jesus receives His Cross.

Jesus receives the Cross with joy, with love… He presses it against His heart… He sticks His forehead and His lips to it… Oh! how He loves us!… – My good Master, forgive me the complaints and the murmurs with which I welcomed the sorrows that Your tenderness sent me, and make me feel happy to suffer something for You.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

3.

Jesus falls under the weight of His Cross.

Jesus bruises His face by the violence of His fall… He rises again with a face stained with mud, dust and blood… – Holy Father, I offer You this fall of my Savior in expiation for all the faults by which I have wrongly edified and scandalized my neighbor. For the sake of Jesus, humiliated and suffering, have mercy on me. In reparation, I want to work to avoid evil and to win hearts for You.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

4.

Jesus meets His most holy Mother.

What a moment! What pain!… What glances I see exchanged between this so good God and this tender Mother!… What tears bathe Their faces!… – O holy Father, I offer You my tears in expiation of all my delicacies and my little resignation to Your holy wills. Grant me, as Mary did, to meet the eyes and face of Jesus in all my sacrifices.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

5.

Simon the Cyrenian helps Jesus to carry His Cross.

A stranger helps my good Master to carry His Cross, and I, His child, the object of His tenderness, refuse to do so by distancing myself from the contradictions with which life is sown! Oh, how ungrateful I am! – Forgive me, my God, forget the past, turn Your Face towards me. From now on, I will share your pains, at least by accepting mine in a Christian way.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

6.

Veronica wipes the Face of Jesus.

And should I not, following the example of this pious woman, make You forget by my reparations the outrages which You receive from so many sinners? Is it not up to me to compensate You by more fidelity and more love? – Oh, that is what I want to do, my God, by putting my glory in your humiliations and sufferings.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

7.

Jesus falls under the weight of His Cross for the second time.

Oh! in what state of abasement and opprobrium I see You reduced, my Savior Jesus!… A God in the dust!… The executioners raise Him by charging Him with blows… His beautiful face itself is not spared… And why? To atone for my thoughts of vanity, of self-esteem. Oh, how I must abhor them, since Jesus suffered so much to obtain their forgiveness! – My God, my God…, mercy! make my heart truly humble.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

8.

Jesus consoles the daughters of Israel who follow Him.

Oh, the good Master! In the midst of His sorrows He takes care of the one who makes the tears of these pious women flow. He teaches them how to weep for themselves, and He deigns to comfort them by turning His adorable Face towards them; He encourages and blesses them… – O my Savior, give us to weep for our sins, which are the true cause of Your sorrows. Give me, in particular, a sincere sorrow for my faults; let my last tear be a tear of repentance and love.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

9.

Jesus falls for the third time.

Jesus, bruised, swollen, exhausted, inflicts once again on His sweet face this kind of pain and humiliation… Then, at the sight of Calvary, He rises again, if one can say so, with a new courage, a new love. His heart urges Him to die for His children. O tenderness of the heart of my God, how little You find to return!… At the sight of the slightest pain, of the smallest sacrifice, I feel frightened, discouraged. – Forgive me, my Jesus, forgive me! I will rise up with You, and, to animate myself to follow You, I will think of You in all my repugnance, and I will find the courage to return You love for Love.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

10.

Jesus is stripped of His garments.

Strip me, my God, of all that displeases You in me; strip me especially of my self-love; wash me in this blood which flows from Your wounds, and may this innocent and divine blood make the virtues which shine in You germinate in my heart: purity, meekness, charity and the spirit of penance… May my soul be pleasing to Your eyes and delight Your divine Heart.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

11.

Jesus is nailed to the Cross.

O my God, I know well that it is not enough to strip myself of myself: I still have to attach myself, to unite myself to You. – Alas! I understand that this is only possible in this world through suffering. I consent, Lord, without delay, without reserve. Lay me on the cross that Your Providence prepares for every man in this world, in order to make him conform to You… – O my Jesus, suspended between heaven and earth, draw me and raise me up to You, so that I may merit Your eternal glory.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

12.

Jesus dies on the Cross.

Holy Father, almighty and eternal God, I offer You the sufferings of my Jesus, His aching face, His sacred wounds, His adorable Blood, His last words and His last sigh in thanksgiving for the benefits with which You have blessed me… in expiation of my faults, and particularly in order to implore three graces: for myself and for my family, sincere contrition with a firm will to be all yours; for poor sinners, conversion; and for the holy Church, our Mother, the help she awaits from Your goodness in the trials she is undergoing. Do not look at our sins, Lord, but look at the Face of Your Christ. Look at His Heart, which has loved us so much, and for His sake have mercy on us.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

13.

Jesus is placed in the arms of His Mother.

O Mary, my tender Mother, it is I who have caused Your sorrows; allow me at least to weep with You, to contemplate in Your arms the bruised and torn Face of my Redeemer… Avenge Yourself, beloved Mother, it is quite just; but avenge Yourself as a mother!… – Obtain for me from your divine Son that love which makes me drink with holy generosity the few drops He has reserved for me in the chalice of His Passion, and repeat with Magdalene: Oh, how sweet it is to find innocence in the tears of repentance and love!

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Before the Station

Before the Station

Prayers before the Station

We adore Thee oh Jesus and we bless Thee,
Because, by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world!

14.

Jesus is laid in the tomb.

O my Jesus, my Saviour, You will not be alone: let Your child be buried with You… It is not enough. Hide me in the secret of Your Face and in the wound of Your Heart: that is where I want to live and dwell, to be seen only by You. My God! My God! Make me act only for You.

After the Station

After the Station

Prayers after the Station

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

V. Have mercy on us, oh Lord!
R. Have mercy on us!

V. May the souls of the faithful departed
R. Through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Reparation to the outraged divinity of Jesus Christ.

Lord Jesus, after contemplating Your features disfigured by pain and meditating on Your Passion, could my heart not be set ablaze with love for You and hatred against the sin which, today more than ever, outrages You. Do not allow me, Lord, to dwell on sterile compassion; make me a worthy child of Mary, and grant me, as Your divine Mother did, the grace to follow You closely enough on this new Calvary, so that the opprobrium which is destined for You, O Jesus, may also reflect on me, a member of Your holy Church, and thus make me enter courageously into the path of atonement and of true love. Amen.

For the Supreme Pontiff

For the Supreme Pontiff

Prayers for the Supreme Pontiff

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.

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee; blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is Thy Son, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, and to the Mother of God.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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