Fifth Sorrowful Mystery

Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

Spiritual Fruits: Salvation, Self-Denial

Jesus gave up everything for us on the cross. His took on the sins of the world, past, present, and future, and died for our salvation. We need to be so thankful for that gift. At the same time, when we are asked to die to ourselves and put others first, we can look to the cross for the example of total self-giving (Source).

When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left.
Luke 23:33

Our Father…

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”
Luke 23:34

Hail Mary …

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
Luke 23:42

Hail Mary …

And about three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Matthew 27:46

Hail Mary …

Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”
Luke 23:46

Hail Mary …

And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.
John 19:30b

Hail Mary …

Do not hide your face from me;
do not repel your servant in anger.
You are my help; do not cast me off;
do not forsake me, God my savior!
Psalm 27:9

Hail Mary …

But I believe I shall enjoy the Lord’s goodness
in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13

Hail Mary …

Wait for the Lord, take courage;
be stouthearted, wait for the Lord!
Psalm 27:14

Hail Mary …

But the souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
Wisdom 3:1

Hail Mary …

They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction.
Wisdom 3:2

Hail Mary …

But they are in peace.
Wisdom 3:3b

Glory Be…

Conclusion

“Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.”
John 12:24-25

Hail, Holy Queen

Excerpts from the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Psalms © 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, DC. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. No part of the New American Bible may be reproduced by any means without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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