Sorrowful Mysteries

The First Sorrowful Mystery

THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN

        1. Jesus comes with his disciples into the garden "Stay here, while I go and pray."
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        2. He goes into the garden with Peter, James, and John, Jesus prays.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        3. Jesus sees the sins of all the people, and takes the sins upon Himself.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        4. He says, "My soul is sorrowful; stay here with me."
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        5. An angel comes to Him from heaven to help Him.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        6. He goes back to his disciples and finds them sleeping.   He says to
            Peter, "What? You could not watch one hour with me?"
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        7. He returns to the garden to pray
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        8. He leaves the garden to return to his disciples and finds them asleep again.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        9. He returns again from the garden and finds them all asleep.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        10. He is all alone.  He wakes them up and goes to allow the soldiers to find Him.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

The Second Sorrowful Mystery
THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR

        1. Jesus is taken before the High Priest where He is falsely accused.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        2. The Jewish leaders take Jesus to Pontius Pilate.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

      3. Jesus offers no defense.  He accepts His Father's Will.
       (Pray the Hail Mary)

     4. The robber, Barabbas, is set free and  Jesus condemned.
      (Pray the Hail Mary)

     5.  Pilate can "find no cause in Him", yet to make the people happy, he
          orders Jesus to be whipped.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        6. Jesus is tied to a pillar and cruelly whipped.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        7. Jesus offers His suffering for the sins of us all.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        8. The soldiers continue whipping  Him.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        9. Jesus was silent.  This was Our Father's will
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        10. Finally the beating stops.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

The Third Sorrowful Mystery

THE CROWNING WITH THORNS

        1. Pilate asks Jesus, "Are You a king?"  Jesus answers: " My kingdom is not of this world.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)
 

        2. The soldiers place an old purple robe on Jesus to make fun of Him .
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        3. They made a crown out of thorns, and forcefully pressed it down on His head.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        4. They gave Him  a reed, as a scepter.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        5. Kneeling before Him, they spit on Him, and  said,
            "Hail, King of the Jews!"
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        6. Taking the reed from His hand they strike Him on the head,
            driving the thorns more deeply into His head.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        7. Pilate brings Jesus before the people, hoping His pitiful sight will
            soften them: "Behold the man!"
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        8. Their response: "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!"
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        9. Our Blessed Lord submitted to this terrible humiliation for us.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        10. Our  Father, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery

THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS

        1.A person that is to be crucified is forced to carry their own cross.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        2. As the cross is laid on His back, it causes more pain for Jesus.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        3. Weak and exhausted, Jesus falls.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        4. Jesus meets His Mother causing more suffering in the Hearts of Son and Mother.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        5. The face of Jesus is disfigured with blood and sweat.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        6. Veronica wipes His face, leaving an image of His Face on her towel
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        7. Jesus falls a second time. Fearing that Jesus might die on the way,
            the soldiers force Simeon of Cyrene to carry the cross behind Jesus.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        8. Jesus speaks to weeping women; "Don't cry for me."
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        9. "If anyone is to be My disciple, let him take up his cross and
              follow Me," Jesus says.  He falls a third time.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        10. Dragged to His feet, He arrives at Calvary where He is to  be crucified
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery

THE CRUCIFIXION

        1. The hands and feet of Jesus are nailed to the cross.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        2. Jesus said, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        3. While he was on the cross, Jesus said, "This day you will be with Me in paradise."
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        4. Jesus said, "Woman, behold your Son. Son, behold your Mother."
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        5. Jesus said, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        6. Jesus said, "I thirst."
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        7. Jesus said, "It is finished."
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        8. Jesus said, "Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit."
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        9. The side of Jesus is pierced with a lance.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

        10. At last, His work is perfectly done, He gives a cry, bows his head, and dies.
     (Pray the Hail Mary)

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