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Catholic Prayers: Stations of the Cross [from a Douay-Rheims Bible] The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, is normally prayed each Friday during Lent. In this prayer, fourteen traditional events in the passion of Jesus are recalled and meditated upon. Each station is visited as the prayers are made; icons or stations are traditionally hung along the perimeter of the inside walls of churches. The stations are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Jesus condemned to death Jesus carries his cross Our Lord falls the first time Jesus meets his mother Simon the Cyrenean helps Jesus carry his cross Veronica wipes the face of Jesus The second fall of Jesus Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem The third fall of Jesus Jesus is stripped of his garments Jesus is nailed to the cross Jesus dies on the cross Jesus is taken down from the cross Jesus is laid in the tomb Antiphon We beseech Thee, O Lord! to assist and direct our actions by Thy powerful grace, and all our prayers and works may always begin and end with Thee. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. A Preparatory Act of Contrition O Jesus, treasure of my soul, infinitely good, infinitely merciful, behold me prostrate at Thy sacred feet! Sinner as I am, I fly to the arms of Thy mercy, and implore that grace which melts and converts - the grace of true compunction. I have offended Thee, adorable Jesus! I repent; let the favor of my love equal the baseness of my ingratitude. This Way of the Cross, grant me to offer devoutly in memory of that painful journey Thou hast travelled for our redemption, to the Cross of Calvary, with the holy design to reform my morals, amend my life and gain these indulgences granted by Thy vicars on earth. I apply one for my miserable soul, the rest in suffrage for the souls in purgatory, particularly N.N. [Here mention the souls for whom you intend to apply them.] I

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