Franciscan Short Way Of The Cross (13-14)

Thirteenth Station

Jesus Taken Down from the Cross

 

Receive me into they arms, O Sorrowful Mother; and obtain for me perfect contrition for my sins.

 

Fourteenth Station

Jesus Laid in the Sepulchre

 

When I receive Thee into my heart in Holy Communion, O Jesus, make it a fit abiding place for Thy adorable Body.  Amen

 

“Jesus, Mary, I love You, Save Souls”

 

“Jesus, Mary, I love You, Save Souls”

 

 

 

 

Conor

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Franciscan Short Way Of The Cross (7-9)

Seventh Station

The Second Fall of Jesus

 

By Thy second fall, preserve me, dear Lord, from relapse into sin.

 

Eighth Station

Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem

 

My greatest consolation would be to hear Thee say: “Many sins are forgiven thee, because thou hast loved much.”

 

Ninth Station

Third Fall of Jesus

 

O Jesus!  When weary upon life’s long journey, be Thou my strength and my perseverance.

 

 

 

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Franciscan Short Way Of The Cross (4-6)

Fourth Station

Jesus Meet His Mother

 

O Jesus! May no human tie, however dear, keep me from following the road of the Cross.

 

Fifth Station

Simon the Cyrenean Helps Jesus Carry His Cross

 

Simon unwillingly assisted Thee; may I with patience suffer all for Thee.

 

 

Sixth Station

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

 

O Jesus!  Thou didst imprint Thy Sacred features upon Veronica’s veil; stamp them also indelibly upon my heart.

 

 

 

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Franciscan Short Way Of The Cross (10-12)

Tenth Station

Jesus Stripped of His Garments

 

My soul has been robbed of its robe of innocence; clothe me, dear Jesus with the garb of penance and contrition.

 

Eleventh Station

Jesus Nailed to the Cross

 

Thou didst forgive Thy enemies; my God, teach me to forgive injuries and FORGET them.

 

Twelfth Station

Jesus Dies on the Cross

 

Thou art dying, my Jesus, but Thy Sacred Heart still throbs with love for Thy sinful children.

 

 

 

Conor

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“What if I gave everything?”

” Am I afraid of the cost to follow?

Why am I still standing here?

What if I gave everything to you?

I need to stop holding back!

Are you calling me out to deeper waters?

Why am I still standing here?

What of I gave everything

I am tired of standing here

I want to see some mountains moved.

You have given the faith needed to move mountains and more.

Ready to give everything.

Good-Bye to standing here.”

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O my Lord, I am ready to say good-bye. I am ready to move forward, but where do I start. How do I know this is the way; the way to you. As you know there were many paths before that I took. And yes, I knew best only to quickly find out the opposite. Hard to admit, but when you at the end of nowhere, you know are totally lost and don’t know what to do. No idea to how to get back, or do I go forward hoping for that off ramp. How do I find you Lord? I know it is you want. My heart tell me to keep searching; don’t give up, but how do I know that I will not repeat mistakes of the past. I’m tired Lord and do not want to end up nowhere again.

Why did I not see the obvious? How could I be so wrong, when the answer was in front of me all the time. Why did I let myself get in front of myself? Yes, did  I put myself in front of the answer?

It is like looking at a painting of words that is black and white. It appears all jumble up; means nothing. You stare and stare and it always looks the same. And yes, I finally see what it says. And ever time I look again, I can only see it this way now. Never will see it as it was before.

And yes Lord, I abandoned my soul to you through faith and trust. I took myself out of always knowing the way or the best answer. As I walk now on a new path, I know and feel, it is the correct way. The picture is clear. It is the only way I can see it now. With my soul abandoned to you, it is clear Lord.

“All of me, for all You are.

 

Conor

 

 

 

 

Simply stated, Love.

” Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy,

it does not boast, it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others. It is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered, it keeps no record

of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with

the truth.

It always protects, always trust, always hopes,

always perseveres.”

(1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV

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