The Way of the Cross by Saint Francis of Assisi: Introduction

The Way of the Cross

according to the method of Saint Francis of Assisi

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Preparatory Prayer

O most merciful Jesus, with a contrite heart and penitent spirit, I bow down in profound humility before Thy divine majesty. I adore Thee as my supreme Lord and Master; I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee above all things. I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, my Supreme and Only Good. I resolve to amend my life, and although I am unworthy to obtain mercy, yet the sight of Thy holy cross, on which Thou didst die, inspires me with hope and consolation. I will, therefore, meditate on Thy sufferings, and visit the stations of Thy Passion in company with Thy sorrowful Mother and my guardian angel, with the intention of promoting Thy honor and saving my soul.

I desire to gain all the indulgences granted for this holy exercise for myself and for the Poor Souls in Purgatory. O merciful Redeemer, who has said, “And I, if I be lifted from earth, will draw all things to Myself,” draw my heart and my love to Thee, that I may perform this devotion as perfectly as possible, and that I may live and die in union with Thee. Amen.

Full video
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Different people are at different stages of Spiritual growth and many are on different tracks; The Way of the Cross may not be for everybody, but I’m eager to listen to it daily. I’ll post one station a day for people who may get something out of it focusing on that station.

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