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The Third Station:
Jesus falls the first time

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.
R. Because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.

Consider the first fall of Jesus. Loss of blood from the scourging and crowning with thorns had so weakened Him that He could hardly walk; and yet He had to carry that grat load upon His shoulders.  As the soldiers struck Him cruelly, He fell several times under the heavy cross.

My beloved Jesus, it was not the weight of the cross but the weight of my sins which made You suffer so much.  By the merits of this first dall, save me from falling into mortal sin.  I love You, O my Jesus, with all my heart;  I am sorry that I have offended You. May I never offend You again.  Grant that I may love You always; and then do with me as You will.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Christ above in torment hangs
She beneath beholds the pangs
Of her dying, glorious Son.

This Statue was donated by: 
Jan Zlotorzynski