St. Veronica wipes the Face of Jesus
V. We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee.
R. Because by thy Holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world.
O Jesus! may the contemplation of
thy suffering move us with the deepest compassion, make us to
hate our sins, and kindle in our hearts more fervent love to
thee. May thy image be graven on our minds, until we are transformed
into thy likeness.
O God, we love thee with our whole
hearts and above all things and are heartily sorry that we have
offended thee. May we never offend thee any more. O, may we love
thee without ceasing, and make it our delight to do in all things
thy most holy will.
V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.
R. Have mercy upon us.
+ May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Who on Christ's fond Mother thinking,
With her Son in sorrow sinking,
Would not share her sorrows deep?
With loving hearts and footsteps slow
To Calvary with Christ we go.
See how his precious Blood
At every Station pours:
Was ever grief like His?
Was ever sin like ours?