Sorrowful Mysteries with the Saints
The Agony in the Garden
St. Padre Pio: “Entering the Garden He told them: “Remain here. Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation!” Be on your guard, He seems to say to them, because the enemy is not asleep. Arm yourself against him beforehand, with the weapon of prayer, so that you may not become involved and led into sin. It is the hour of darkness.” St. Padre Pio pray for us.
The Scourging at the Pillar
St. Josemaría Escrivá: “The blows of the lash sound upon His torn flesh, upon His undefiled flesh, that suffers for your sinful flesh. —More blows. More fury. Still more... It is the last extreme of human cruelty. Finally, exhausted, they unbind Jesus. —And the body of Christ yields to pain and falls limp, broken and half dead. You and I are unable to speak. —Words are not needed. —Look at Him, look at Him... slowly. After this... can you ever fear penance?” St. Josemaria pray for us.
The Crowning with Thorns
St. Elizabeth of Hungary: “How could I wear a crown of gold when my Lord wears a crown of thorns—and wears it for me!?” St. Elizabeth pray for us.
The Carrying of the Cross
St. Teresa of Avila: “When we are overcome by sadness, fear, or suffering; when the pains of loss overwhelm us; when evil seems to have taken power; let us look to the cross and be filled with peace, knowing that Christ has walked this road and walks it now with us and with all our brothers and sisters.” St. Teresa pray for us.
St. Thomas Aquinas: “If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when he suffered he did not threaten; he was led like a sheep to the slaughter and he did not open his mouth.” St. Thomas pray for us.