The Sorrowful Mysteries

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Apostles' Creed

Our Father

the gift of faith from the Holy Spirit

Hail Mary

For the gift of hope from the Holy Spirit

Hail Mary

For the gift of love from the Holy Spirit

Hail Mary

Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


The First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden

Meditation: St. Alphonsus said: “He saw Himself affronted by his own disciples. One of them betrays and sells Him for thirty pieces. Another denies Him many times, protesting publicly that he knows Him not; and thus attesting that he was ashamed to have known Him in the past. The other disciples, then, at seeing Him taken and bound, all fly and abandon Him.”For all those times I’ve betrayed You, Lord Jesus, denied knowing You, felt ashamed to show my Christianity, or abandoned Your guidance because I didn’t like it, I pray….

Our Father

Hail Mary

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Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


The Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging

Meditation: The Blessed Mother told St. Bridget: "Then led to the pillar, My Son stripped Himself, and He Himself stretched His hands to the pillar, which His enemies pitilessly bound. They scourged His Body pure from all spot or stain… His whole Body lacerated with scourges tipped with sharp points turned back, not pulling out, but ploughing up… His Body bruised and beaten to the very ribs so that the ribs could be seen… His very flesh was furrowed with the thongs. My Son stood thus, all bloody, all torn, so that no soundness could be found on him nor any spot to scourge."

For all those times I have hurt others and in so doing have scourged You, my Lord Jesus, I pray….

Our Father

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

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Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


The Third Sorrowful Mystery: Crowned with Thorns

Meditation: St. Alphonsus said: "This torture of the crown of thorns was one most full of pain; inasmuch as they everywhere pierced into the Sacred Head of the Lord, the most sensitive part…it was also that torture of His Passion which lasted the longest, as Jesus suffered from the thorns up to His death.

For all those times I have let worldly wisdom, hatred, prejudice, materialism and greed, selfishness and carnal desires pierce my thoughts, to You my Lord Jesus, I pray….

Our Father

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

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Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: Carrying the Cross

Meditation: St. Alphonsus said: "So drained of Blood is He and wearied out with His torments … He can scarcely stand. Behold Him, all torn with wounds…. Look at Him as He goes along, with Body bent double, with knees all of a tremble, dripping with Blood; and so painful is it to Him to walk, that at every step He seems ready to die.

For all those times I have sinned and added to the weight of Your cross, O My Jesus, I pray….

Our Father

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

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Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

Meditation: St. Augustine said: "Among all the different kinds of death, there was none worse."

For the power of love You had for me, which kept You on the cross, that I should be healed by that love; for the passionate love You had for me, in which You died so that I might receive eternal life, I pray with inadequate gratefulness….

Our Father

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen! Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn, then O most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!

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