The Fifth Station
Simon of Cyrene is made to carry the Cross
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
As they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus.
Luke 23: 26
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Luke 9: 23
Prayer of St Richard
Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly, day by day.
Jesus Christ Crucified.
Have Mercy on Us.