The Thirteenth Station

The Way of the Cross  - The Thirteenth Station

Jesus is taken down from the cross

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
Because by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.

Mary, we know that is must have been almost more than you could stand, being without your son, Jesus.   As if that wasn't enough, before he died, he told you that you were the Mother of all of us - hardly a fitting substitute for the son you had lost.   When you realized he was merely stating a fact that we are one with him in his new body, the Church, then you accepted us with joy as your sons and daughters.   Help us to be genuinely yours, perfectly united with Jesus.

Lord Jesus, crucified.   Have mercy on us.    
Stations of the Resurrection:  Preparation for Pentecost (Acts 1:12-14, 21 - 25)