Sorrowful Mystery: the Scourging at the Pillar
The fruit of the Scourging Sorrowful mystery is penance and repentance of sins. Today, let us pray for all these times when we made Christ and our neighbors suffer by our lack of courage, our contempt, our indifference, our fear, our judgment...
O God, forgive... forgive...
In Your angst and your sweat of Blood, there I was... In Your violent arrest, the blows, the bonds, the spits, the insults, there I was... In the wrongful accusations, the wrong judgment, the sharp whips of the horrible flagellation, there I was... In the wood of the Cross, so heavy to bear, the falls, the mean screams of the crowd, there I was... In Your Crucifixion, in the drop of the Cross in its hole in the ground, the vinegar, the vile jeers, the sufferings of Your Holy Mother and Your last sigh, there I was! There I was! Yes, there I was, with my sins, my weaknesses, my doubts, my hesitations, my falls, and my betrayals. O my beloved GOD, forgive, forgive!... and I thank You every day of my life - Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
Prayer intention: for the victims of abuse
Father, we entrust to Your healing care all person victim of sexual abuse and/or power abuse from Church persons or Church institutions. We lay before You their suffering, including having been ignored by the Church authorities, thus allowing the injury to be perpetuated on them or others.
Please lay Your hand on them, relieve their immense pain, and heal their wounds. Grant these persons to fully recover and blossom. May this extremely traumatizing contact with the Church not prevent them from knowing Your special love for them. Please put in their life people who will support them, who will show them the real face of Your Son within the Church. Finally, grant them to find one day the strength, with Your grace, to forgive their torturer.
With Mary and Saint Michael Archangel, we ask You in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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One Our Father.
Ten Hail Mary.
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Picture: The Flagellation of Jesus, painting in the Basilica of Saint Praxedes, Rome, Italy.
Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6
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