Begin the Cenacle byrecitation of the Holy Rosary with Mary,     Our Lady of all Nations  For the New Evangelization      ...
Cenacle with Mary    The Cenacle is Group prayer,    with Mary and all angels and saints,    using the Rosary,    to i...
The Cenacle `     Pray with 3 virtues     1. Faith     2. Hope 3   3. Love.     Pray with 3 choirs 2   1. Angels 1   2. Sa...
First Sorrowful Mystery        The Agony in the Garden   In his anguish, he prayed with all the greater  intensity, and hi...
1. Jesus took leave of his mother                                            This desire for suffering                    ...
2.** Jesus prayed to the Father                                  Sin is the cause of Our                                  ...
3. **He had sight of an angel from Heaven, encouraging Him.Jesus shows us that the greater our distress, the moreearnest s...
Jesus went back to his disciples to find them asleep.4.Then He went back again and prayed. “My children, never seek your c...
5.** The Abandonment by the disciples“Today, how many abandon Him, being seduced by theattractions of the world. How many ...
6* The betrayal by Judas“Today, Jesus is again betrayed by those who are not faithfulto the promises of their baptism. The...
7. Non-Violence   Altdorfer Albrecht 1509-16    The Arrest of Christ. St.        Florian bei Linz                         ...
Gerrit van Honthorst, Christ before Caiaphas, 1618. National Gallery.                                      8. Christ befor...
9.** Peter’s denial                                        “Fly also from                                        dangerous...
10.The BeatingsThey beat him, mocked him, spit upon him, blindfolded him andstruck him on the face.                       ...
The ( National ) Rosary            For the Evangelization of   (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of ...
The ( National ) Rosary             For the Evangelization   of (Nations)                  (Abridged version)1. Fatima Pra...
Second Sorrowful Mystery The Scourging at the PillarPilate’s next move was to takeJesus and have him scourgedFruit of the ...
1. Sacrificial victimGod has placed uponHim the iniquities of usall. Christ substitutedHimself voluntarily forus as a sacr...
2.* To heal us                                           He took all the                                           pain be...
3. To set us free: By the scourging He received, Hewants to set us free, of all types of oppression and bondage.   Caravag...
4. Offer me your sufferings.                              “Let these children of mine                              offer m...
5.**Spirit of Penance.                    “I ask that they offer their                    sufferings in a spirit of       ...
6. Let us never forget that we have been redeemed    at great price by the precious blood of Christ.                      ...
7. “At the first blow of the scourging, I fell as if dead, and on   recovering my senses, I beheld His Body bruised and   ...
8.*** “Pray for those who are possessed by hatred.        Pray for those who are consumed by revenge.”Not for one moment d...
9. Christ after flagellation.“There are few souls who contemplate My Passionwith true feeling. I give great graces to soul...
10. Today Jesus is scourged in his body by the spread of sins ofimpurity, by this flood of filth, and by so many offences ...
The ( National ) Rosary            For the Evangelization of   (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of ...
The ( National ) Rosary             For the Evangelization   of (Nations)                  (Abridged version)1. Fatima Pra...
Third Sorrowful Mystery       Crowning with thornsThey stripped off his clothes and wrappedhim in a scarlet military cloak...
1.* The mocking of Jesus                           He bore this dreadful                           torment to expiate all ...
2.* Crowning with thorns                    Christ, You are the King                    of Kings, yet You allowed         ...
3.** Humiliations                                          The sight of Jesus’                                          hu...
4.* Loss of faith                                    “He is rejected and spurned                                    by man...
5.* Man of Sorrows                     “His face no longer has the                     semblance of a man, so             ...
6. Man of Sorrows6. Man of Sorrows   “Lay a caress upon his                    face so disfigured. Anoint                 ...
7. The beatings7. The beatings                  “Today, Jesus is again struck in                  the poor, the weak, the ...
8.* The suffering                 “Make use of suffering as a                                  means of healing you from  ...
9.* “Behold the Man”             “Behold the Man ---- Here is your             king!” the “Man of Sorrows”,             de...
10.** “Crucify him!”  And they all shouted: “Away with him----crucify him.”  Titian, Ecce Homo, 1543.
The ( National ) Rosary            For the Evangelization of   (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of ...
The ( National ) Rosary             For the Evangelization   of (Nations)                  (Abridged version)1. Fatima Pra...
Fourth Sorrowful Mystery     The way of the CrossCarrying the cross by himself, hewent out to what is called thePlace of t...
1.Jesus is condemned to death.                                           “My adorable Jesus, it                           ...
2 The way of the Cross                         “My daughter, embrace                         the Cross and do not         ...
3.Jesus carries the cross                             “Following him on                            the way to Calvary,    ...
4.* Jesus fell the first time.                                       “My beloved                                       Jes...
A soldier threatens Mary with a5.* Jesus met his mother      club to keep her apart from Jesus.                   My most ...
6.** Simon carries the cross: Simon represents all ofus. As members of the Mystical Body of Christ, we should allhelp Jesu...
7.* Veronica wiped the face of Jesus                             Veronica rises above                             her fear...
8. Jesus fell the second timeOur Lord fell several times to show us that we can have themisfortune of falling but we must ...
9. Jesus spoke to the women of Jerusalem.                       “My Jesus, I weep for                       the sins which...
10. Jesus fell the third time.                       At those times, Jesus,                       when we feel most       ...
The ( National ) Rosary            For the Evangelization of   (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of ...
The ( National ) Rosary             For the Evangelization   of (Nations)                  (Abridged version)1. Fatima Pra...
Fifth Sorrowful Mystery             The CrucifixionJesus uttered a loud cry and said,“Father, into thy hands, I commend my...
1.*Jesus is stripped of   his garments.“My innocent Jesus, by thetorment You suffered in beingstripped of your garments,he...
2.**Christ is nailed to the cross                      You have shown us,                      Jesus, that forgiveness is ...
3.**** “Father, Forgive them for they know not whatthey do.”            It is not in our power not to feel or toforget an ...
4.** “ Remember me ”The good thief accepted his suffering and was saved. The bad thiefrejected the cross leading to his pe...
5. “Woman, Behold thy son. This is your mother.”                        “The Mother of Christ, who                        ...
6.** “My God, My God, Why hast thou forsaken me”                      The charity of God toward                      men w...
7.*** “I am thirsty”                       “If what I suffer for men my                       love for them seem great to ...
8.*** Jesus dies on the Cross                    The memory of our                    Lord’s sufferings is a              ...
9.**** Divine Mercy“The Church is born in the cradleformed by the blood of the Sonand the tears of the Mother. Tearsand bl...
10. Sepulchre of slavery   “Today I invite you to                           descend into the sepulchre                    ...
The ( National ) Rosary            For the Evangelization of   (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of ...
The ( National ) Rosary             For the Evangelization   of (Nations)                  (Abridged version)1. Fatima Pra...
Consecration to the Immaculate Heart (Short version)  “ Virgin of Fatima, Mother of Mercy, we who belong to the Marian  Mo...
Finally pray one Our Father,one Hail Mary, and oneGlory be, to the HolyFather’s intention.End of the Cenacle
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  1. 1. Begin the Cenacle byrecitation of the Holy Rosary with Mary, Our Lady of all Nations For the New Evangelization of Nations“O Lord, Take from us all lukewarmness in meditation andall dullness in prayer. Give us fervour and delight inthinking of you.” (St. Thomas More) Pray the Creed
  2. 2. Cenacle with Mary The Cenacle is Group prayer, with Mary and all angels and saints, using the Rosary, to invoke the descent of the Holy Spirit (a second Pentecost), for a second Evangelization of continents and nations (Asia, Africa, Russia, India, China, etc) Pray the Our Father
  3. 3. The Cenacle ` Pray with 3 virtues 1. Faith 2. Hope 3 3. Love. Pray with 3 choirs 2 1. Angels 1 2. Saints 3. Confraternity of the Rosary To invoke the descent of the Holy Spirit upon nations. The prayer of the Rosary is no longer a monologue or a dialogue but a chorus, a TRUE COMMUNION OF 1 2 3 ANGELS AND SAINTS
  4. 4. First Sorrowful Mystery The Agony in the Garden In his anguish, he prayed with all the greater intensity, and his sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground. Then he rose from prayer and came to his disciples, only to find them asleep, exhausted with grief. Fruit of the mystery: Sorrow for sinThe Sorrowful Mysteries represent “the culminationof the revelation of God’s love.” (Pope John Paul II)
  5. 5. 1. Jesus took leave of his mother This desire for suffering and the wishes of my divine Son led me on in the way of suffering. For those whom He loves, He chastises and afflicts. (Prov. 3, 12) I as his Mother was not to be deprived of this blessed distinction of being entirely like unto Him, which alone makes this life most estimable.” (Mary of Lorenzo Lotto, Christ takes leave of his Agreda) mother, 1521. Gemalde-galerie. Berlin.
  6. 6. 2.** Jesus prayed to the Father Sin is the cause of Our Lord’s mortal agony. Let us ask for contrition over our sins. Let us pray for the conversion of sinners and especially our own conversion. Before every important event in Jesus’ life He took time off by himself to pray. We can alleviate Your pain, O Lord, by sharing the burdens of Heinrich Hofmann, Jesus in the our afflicted brothers and sisters. Garden of Gethsemane.
  7. 7. 3. **He had sight of an angel from Heaven, encouraging Him.Jesus shows us that the greater our distress, the moreearnest should be our prayer. “I am much grieved to find so few who console my Son in his sorrows. Weigh in thy heart, how much it cost my Lord to reconcile mankind to the Sebastiano Ricci, The Agony in the Garden, 1730, eternal Father.” Vienna museum (Mary of Agreda)
  8. 8. Jesus went back to his disciples to find them asleep.4.Then He went back again and prayed. “My children, never seek your comfort in anyone but God. In your times of loneliness, doubt, and depression, have recourse to prayer.” Duccio di Buoninsegna, The Maesta, the phases preceding the passion
  9. 9. 5.** The Abandonment by the disciples“Today, how many abandon Him, being seduced by theattractions of the world. How many sleep the slumber ofdoubt, lack of faith, indifference and mediocrity.” (Gobbi) “Weep and afflict thyself that so many should live in such forgetfulness.” (Mary of Agreda)A. Mantegna, The Garden of Gethsemane 1470
  10. 10. 6* The betrayal by Judas“Today, Jesus is again betrayed by those who are not faithfulto the promises of their baptism. They walk along the road ofpride, pleasure, egoism, and evil. They betray Him becausethey no longer believe in his divine word.” (Gobbi) Caravaggio, The Betrayal of Christ, 1602, National Gallery of Ireland. Dublin.
  11. 11. 7. Non-Violence Altdorfer Albrecht 1509-16 The Arrest of Christ. St. Florian bei Linz “ Put your sword back into its place; All those who take up the sword will perish by the sword.”
  12. 12. Gerrit van Honthorst, Christ before Caiaphas, 1618. National Gallery. 8. Christ before London Caiaphas “Few know the poverty of Christ, and fewer embrace it. My son and true God offers his cheeks in patience and meekness to be buffeted and wounded (Thren. 3, 30). Who pardons an insult for the sake of imitating Him?” (Mary of Agreda)
  13. 13. 9.** Peter’s denial “Fly also from dangerous interactions with creatures, taught by the example of Peter. If thou fall in thy weakness, weep over thy fault and seek my intercession. Make up for thy faults and weaknesses by thy patience in adversities, accept them with aGerard Seghers, Peter’s denial. 1591- joyous mien.” (Mary of1651 Hermitage. St.Petersburg. Agreda)
  14. 14. 10.The BeatingsThey beat him, mocked him, spit upon him, blindfolded him andstruck him on the face. “I remind thee that there is no exercise more profitable and useful for the soul than to suffer. He will come to meet those in suffering, as He is with the afflicted and sends to them Ludovico Carracci, Flagellation of Christ. 1585. his protection and help” (Mary of Agreda)
  15. 15. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”3. Prayer to Our Lady of ( Nation ): Star of the new evangelization. “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of (Nation), come and present the (National) people to Jesus, the fruit of thy womb. Look upon them continually with mercy and through your intercession with the divine Redeemer, heal them of their sufferings, deliver them from all evil, and fill them with your love.”
  16. 16. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations) (Abridged version)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit : Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.” Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar .
  17. 17. Second Sorrowful Mystery The Scourging at the PillarPilate’s next move was to takeJesus and have him scourgedFruit of the Mystery: PurityGrace of mortifying our senses
  18. 18. 1. Sacrificial victimGod has placed uponHim the iniquities of usall. Christ substitutedHimself voluntarily forus as a sacrificial victim in order to pay ourdebt, and to restoredivine life to us.Alonso Cana 1601-1667.The flagellation of Christ.National museum of Art. Bucharest
  19. 19. 2.* To heal us He took all the pain because He loved us, and wanted to heal us of our sins, and of all the diseases of the body, mind and soul.Caravaggio, Flagellation of Christ. 1607
  20. 20. 3. To set us free: By the scourging He received, Hewants to set us free, of all types of oppression and bondage. Caravaggio, The Flagellation of Christ, 1607. The spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and to let the oppressed go free.
  21. 21. 4. Offer me your sufferings. “Let these children of mine offer me all their sufferings, all their misunderstandings, all their difficulties. This is the greatest gift that they can make to me. Nothing comforts my Sorrowful Heart more than a suffering which is offered to me out of love.”Guido Reni, Flagellation of (Gobbi)Christ. 1640-42
  22. 22. 5.**Spirit of Penance. “I ask that they offer their sufferings in a spirit of reparation, of purification and of sanctification. I myself personally and lovingly take care to give consolation in suffering and, if it be in the will of the Lord, to offer the gift of healing.” (Gobbi) Vercelli, Flagellation of Christ, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
  23. 23. 6. Let us never forget that we have been redeemed at great price by the precious blood of Christ. “By the stripes of Christ, we are healed and set free. By the scourging, He atoned for mankind’s sins of sensuality and impurity.” (Gobbi) Michael Pacher, Flagellation of Christ. 1495. Church of Salzburg. Vienna.
  24. 24. 7. “At the first blow of the scourging, I fell as if dead, and on recovering my senses, I beheld His Body bruised and beaten to the very ribs, so that His ribs could be seen.” (Our Lady said to St. Bridget of Sweden.) Passion of Christ. Movie
  25. 25. 8.*** “Pray for those who are possessed by hatred. Pray for those who are consumed by revenge.”Not for one moment did she (Our Lady) stop praying for theenemies and torturers of her Son. (Mary of Agreda. Mystical city of God.) Passion of Christ. Movie
  26. 26. 9. Christ after flagellation.“There are few souls who contemplate My Passionwith true feeling. I give great graces to souls whomeditate devoutly on My Passion”-----Jesus spoke to St.Faustina Kowalska. Diego Rodriguez de Silva, Christ after the Flagellation, 1632. National Gallery. London.
  27. 27. 10. Today Jesus is scourged in his body by the spread of sins ofimpurity, by this flood of filth, and by so many offences committedagainst the dignity of the human person. (Gobbi) Jaime Huguet, Flagellation of Christ, 1492. Museum of Louvre. Paris
  28. 28. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”3. Prayer to Our Lady of ( Nation ): Star of the new evangelization. “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of (Nation), come and present the (National) people to Jesus, the fruit of thy womb. Look upon them continually with mercy and through your intercession with the divine Redeemer, heal them of their sufferings, deliver them from all evil, and fill them with your
  29. 29. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations) (Abridged version)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit : Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.” Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
  30. 30. Third Sorrowful Mystery Crowning with thornsThey stripped off his clothes and wrappedhim in a scarlet military cloak. Weaving acrown out of thorns they fixed it on hishead, and stuck a reed in his right hand… Fruit of the Mystery: Courage
  31. 31. 1.* The mocking of Jesus He bore this dreadful torment to expiate all the sins of the human mind, of man who thinks he is wiser than God, who wants to reason and explain everything. Let us ask for the grace of humility of mind. Eduard Manet, Jesus mocked by the soldiers. 1865. Art institute of Chicago. USA
  32. 32. 2.* Crowning with thorns Christ, You are the King of Kings, yet You allowed Yourself to be mocked and derided. Help us to bear insults with equal patience. If those who deride us are wrong, let us not hold it against them. If they are right let us correct our faults for Your sake.
  33. 33. 3.** Humiliations The sight of Jesus’ humiliations makes us accept scorn and abasement as our due. Let us unite our little earthly sufferings to those of Jesus, in order to give them merit and infiniteAnthony van Dyck, Crowning with Thorns, value.. 1620. Museo del Prado. Madrid.
  34. 34. 4.* Loss of faith “He is rejected and spurned by many of the faithful who follow ideologies which are in style today but which propose values opposed to those of the Gospel.” “Secularism has entered into the lives of so many of the baptized and the priests who behave, not as disciples of Christ, but according to the Quentin Massys, Ecce Homo, 1526, Palazzo Ducale. Venice. spirit of the world.” (Gobbi)
  35. 35. 5.* Man of Sorrows “His face no longer has the semblance of a man, so disfigured is it by the blood and the blows.” (Gobbi) “To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ.” (Pope John Paul II) Jan Mostaert, 1472-1555
  36. 36. 6. Man of Sorrows6. Man of Sorrows “Lay a caress upon his face so disfigured. Anoint his body with balm. Make reparation by your presence for the countless acts of abandonment. Let your ministry be a service of love for Him.” (Gobbi) “The more we contemplate the face of the suffering Christ, the more we love Him.” (St. Faustina Kowalska)
  37. 37. 7. The beatings7. The beatings “Today, Jesus is again struck in the poor, the weak, the little ones, the oppressed, the exploited, the persecuted, the abandoned, the marginalized, the sick and the dying.” (Gobbi) Suffering is part of human existence. Christians are called to suffer with and for others. (Pope Benedict XVI) Titian. The Crown of Thorns. 1542..
  38. 38. 8.* The suffering “Make use of suffering as a means of healing you from the sickness of corruption, of infidelity, of rebellion, of impurity, of atheism. Pray that suffering may serve to convert all those who have strayed far from God.” (Gobbi) Suffering is the greatest treasure on earth; it purifies the soul. (St. Faustina Kowalska) Titian, The Crown of Thorns. 1540. Museum of Louvre. Paris.
  39. 39. 9.* “Behold the Man” “Behold the Man ---- Here is your king!” the “Man of Sorrows”, despised and rejected. “Behold the Man of all times. Upon Him have been placed all the sins of the world. He has borne on his body the sufferings of all. His divine resurrection is the greatest proof that He alone is the Man of all times.” He is the Man of the New times, because only in Him will there rise all men.” (Gobbi) Master of the Bruges Passion Scenes, 16th century. Behold the Man
  40. 40. 10.** “Crucify him!” And they all shouted: “Away with him----crucify him.” Titian, Ecce Homo, 1543.
  41. 41. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”3. Prayer to Our Lady of ( Nation ): Star of the new evangelization. “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of (Nation), come and present the (National) people to Jesus, the fruit of thy womb. Look upon them continually with mercy and through your intercession with the divine Redeemer, heal them of their sufferings, deliver them from all evil, and fill them with your love.”
  42. 42. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations) (Abridged version)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit : Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.” Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
  43. 43. Fourth Sorrowful Mystery The way of the CrossCarrying the cross by himself, hewent out to what is called thePlace of the Skull, Golgotha.Fruit of the Mystery:Patience in carrying our cross.
  44. 44. 1.Jesus is condemned to death. “My adorable Jesus, it was not Pilate, it was my sins that condemned you to die.” (St. Alphonsus Liguori ) Lord Jesus, often I judge others and fail to be understanding. Help me to see the people in my lifeJacopo Tintoretto, Christ before Pilate. through your eyes. 1566-67. Grande Rocco. Venice
  45. 45. 2 The way of the Cross “My daughter, embrace the Cross and do not admit any consolation outside of it in this mortal life. By meditating day and night on the Passion and Death of Jesus crucified. thou wilt attain the summit of perfection. This is the great science of the saints. (Mary of agreda)
  46. 46. 3.Jesus carries the cross “Following him on the way to Calvary, we learn the meaning of salvific suffering.” (Pope John Paul II) Help me to embrace the crosses in my life----hardships,Marco Palmezanno, pain, struggles, andChrist bearing the Cross. disappointments.Vatican Museums.
  47. 47. 4.* Jesus fell the first time. “My beloved Jesus, it was not the weight of the cross, but the weight of my sins that made you suffer so much. By the merits of this fall save me from falling into mortalDomenichino, The Way to Calvary, sin.”1610. Paul Getty Museum. Los Angeles --St. Alphonsus
  48. 48. A soldier threatens Mary with a5.* Jesus met his mother club to keep her apart from Jesus. My most loving Jesus, by the pain You suffered in this meeting, grant me the grace of being truly devoted to your most Holy Mother. And you, my Queen, who was over-whelmed with sorrow, obtain for me a tender and lasting remembrance of the passion of your divine son (St. Alphonsus Liguori) Simone Martini, The road to Calvary, ca. 1336. Louvre Museum. Paris.
  49. 49. 6.** Simon carries the cross: Simon represents all ofus. As members of the Mystical Body of Christ, we should allhelp Jesus to carry the Cross. This is a sure sign that webelong to Christ. We can alleviate Your pain,O Lord, by sharing the burdens of our afflicted brothers and sisters. Juan de Flaudes. The Road to Calvary. 1510 Palencia Cathedral
  50. 50. 7.* Veronica wiped the face of Jesus Veronica rises above her fear of public opinion and steps forward to administer to Jesus. She rejects the standards of this world which see only the rich and famous as being worthy of attention. Help us to see God’s face in those the world rejects. Jacopo Bassano, The Way to Calvary. 1545. National Gallery. London
  51. 51. 8. Jesus fell the second timeOur Lord fell several times to show us that we can have themisfortune of falling but we must get up quickly, take up our .cross and continue courageously to follow Jesus. James Tissot 1836-1902 Jesus falls Beneath the Cross. Brooklyn Museum
  52. 52. 9. Jesus spoke to the women of Jerusalem. “My Jesus, I weep for the sins which I have committed against you because of the punishment I deserve for them; and because of the displeasure they have caused You. It is your love, more than the fear of hell which makes me weep for my sins.” -----St. Alphonsus Liguori
  53. 53. 10. Jesus fell the third time. At those times, Jesus, when we feel most defeated and want to give up, strengthen us with Your persevering spirit. Your failing strength makes me see how helpless I am. Without You, I can do nothing. Help me to rely on your strength, to see how much I need You.
  54. 54. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”3. Prayer to Our Lady of ( Nation ): Star of the new evangelization. “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of (Nation), come and present the (National) people to Jesus, the fruit of thy womb. Look upon them continually with mercy and through your intercession with the divine Redeemer, heal them of their sufferings, deliver them from all evil, and fill them with your love.”
  55. 55. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations) (Abridged version)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit : Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.” Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
  56. 56. Fifth Sorrowful Mystery The CrucifixionJesus uttered a loud cry and said,“Father, into thy hands, I commend myspirit.” After he said this, he expired. Fruit of the mystery: Perseverance Forgiveness & Conversion of sinners. (St. Louis de Montfort )
  57. 57. 1.*Jesus is stripped of his garments.“My innocent Jesus, by thetorment You suffered in beingstripped of your garments,help me to strip myself of allattachment for the things ofthe earth that I may place allmy love in You who are soworthy of my love.”(St. Alphonsus Liguori)El Greco, Christ is stripped of His Garments, 1577.Toledo Cathedral. Spain
  58. 58. 2.**Christ is nailed to the cross You have shown us, Jesus, that forgiveness is a great sign of love. In the act of forgiving, we claim nothing for ourselves, but are concerned only with the good of the other. Help us to take those first selfless steps to forgive those who have hurt us. Francisco Ribalta, Christ Nailed to the Cross, 1582, Hermitage. St. Petersburg.
  59. 59. 3.**** “Father, Forgive them for they know not whatthey do.” It is not in our power not to feel or toforget an offense, but the heart that offers itself to the HolySpirit turns injury into compassion and purifies the memoryin transforming the hurt into intercession. (Catechism) Robert Bailey. Forgive them. Bailey Art & Publishing Inc. Spruce Grove. Alberta.
  60. 60. 4.** “ Remember me ”The good thief accepted his suffering and was saved. The bad thiefrejected the cross leading to his perdition. Suffering makes souls grow ifthey accept it with love and submission but it is an occasion of perditionfor those who revolt against God. Sufferings are the pre-eminent gracesof God. Titian. 1566. Christ and the Good Thief. Pinacoteca Nazionale
  61. 61. 5. “Woman, Behold thy son. This is your mother.” “The Mother of Christ, who stands at the very center of this mystery---a mystery which embraces each individual and all humanity—is given as mother to every single individual and all mankind. The man at the foot of the Cross is John, ‘the disciple whom he loved.’ but he is not alone. Mary is the mother of mankind, the mother of members of Christ.” (Pope John Paul II) Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Crucifixion, 1503, Munich.
  62. 62. 6.** “My God, My God, Why hast thou forsaken me” The charity of God toward men was boundless and everlasting. He had mysteriously suspended the influence of the Divinity over his most sacred humanity, thus permitting his sufferings to reach the highest degree and to draw from them the most abundant fruits. Mary of Agreda.
  63. 63. 7.*** “I am thirsty” “If what I suffer for men my love for them seem great to you, be assured that my love for them is still unsatiated, that it continues to long for their eternal salvation, and that the mighty waters of torments and sufferings have not extinguished it (Cant. 8, 7). Much more would I suffer for them, if it were necessary, in order to deliver them.” (Mary of Agreda) Cranach Lucas the Elder 1500-03 Vinegar on a Stick Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna.
  64. 64. 8.*** Jesus dies on the Cross The memory of our Lord’s sufferings is a great comfort in the sorrows of this life, a stimulant to encourage us to sacrifice ourselves in our turn for the love of God. May we be generous souls, ready for everything, despite our weaknesses and miseries.
  65. 65. 9.**** Divine Mercy“The Church is born in the cradleformed by the blood of the Sonand the tears of the Mother. Tearsand blood. They are the price ofyour ransom. They are the gift ofdivine mercy.”“The water which flows from themost Sacred Heart will wash andpurify the entire world.” (Gobbi)Maerten van Heemskerck, Golgotha.1540. Hermitage. St. Petersburg.
  66. 66. 10. Sepulchre of slavery “Today I invite you to descend into the sepulchre with Christ, in order to die to yourselves and to the world. Let it be the sepulchre of your slavery, where all the chains which hold you under the dominion of Satan be destroyed. May you emerge as a new man of grace and holiness, of faith, hope and love.” (Gobbi) Michelangelo, Pieta, 1498. St. Peter’s Basilica. Vatican city.
  67. 67. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”3. Prayer to Our Lady of ( Nation ): Star of the new evangelization. “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of (Nation), come and present the (National) people to Jesus, the fruit of thy womb. Look upon them continually with mercy and through your intercession with the divine Redeemer, heal them of their sufferings, deliver them from all evil, and fill them with
  68. 68. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations) (Abridged version)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit : Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”
  69. 69. Consecration to the Immaculate Heart (Short version) “ Virgin of Fatima, Mother of Mercy, we who belong to the Marian Movement, consecrate ourselves in a special way to your Immaculate Heart. We also consecrate our motherland (Nation) to your Immaculate Heart. We intend to live with you, through you and for you , all the obligations assumed by our Baptismal consecration to bring about in ourselves that interior conversion so urgently demanded by the Gospel, that we may be available only to do always the will of the Father. Allow us to dwell in the garden of your Immaculate Heart . Lead us to a spiritual renewal with prayer and penance, with the daily recitation of the Holy Rosary, the fervent celebration and adoration of the Holy Eucharist, the practice of Christian virtues, and in the works of the apostolate . Help us to be the disciples of The Marian Movement to multiply everywhere Cenacles of prayer made with you for the evangelization of the world, and the Divine Mercy prayer , for the salvation of the world. Help us to do everything with you in a spirit of humility, prayer and penance.”
  70. 70. Finally pray one Our Father,one Hail Mary, and oneGlory be, to the HolyFather’s intention.End of the Cenacle
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