As used by the Franciscan Fathers on their Missions
First Station :
Jesus Condemned to Death
O Jesus! so meek and uncomplaining, teach me resignation in trials.
Second Station :
Jesus Carries His Cross
My Jesus, this Cross should be mine, not Thine; my sins crucified Thee.
Third Station :
Jesus Falls the First Time
O Jesus! by this first fall, never let me fall into mortal sin.
Fourth Station :
Jesus Meets His Mother
O Jesus! may no human tie, however dear, keep me from following the road
of the Cross.
Fifth Station :
Simon the Cyrenean Helps Carry the Cross
Simon unwillingly assisted Thee; may I with patience suffer all for
Sixth Station :
Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
O Jesus! Thou did imprint Thy sacred features upon Veronica's veil;
stamp them also indelibly upon my heart.
Seventh Station :
The Second Fall of Jesus
By Thy second fall, preserve me, dear Lord, from relapse into sin.
Eighth Station :
Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem
My greatest consolation would be to hear Thee say: "Many sins are
forgiven thee, because thou has loved much".
Ninth Station :
Third Fall of Jesus
O Jesus! when weary upon life's long journey, be Thou my strength and my
Tenth Station :
Jesus Stripped of His Garments
My soul has been robbed of its robe of innocence; clothe me, dear Jesus,
with the garb of penance and contrition.
Eleventh Station :
Jesus Nailed to the Cross
Thou did forgive Thy enemies; my God, teach me to forgive injuries and
Twelfth Station :
Jesus Dies on the Cross
Thou art dying, my Jesus, but Thy Sacred Heart still throbs with love
for Thy sinful children.
Thirteenth Station :
Jesus Taken Down from the Cross
Receive me into thy arms, O Sorrowful Mother; and obtain for me perfect
contrition for my sins.
Fourteenth Station :
Jesus Laid in the Sepulcher
When I receive Thee into my heart in Holy Communion, O Jesus, make it a
fit abiding place for Thy adorable Body. Amen.