Here the Cyrenaean helps Jesus to Carry the Cross.
Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi. Quia per sanctam
crucem tuam redemisti mundum.
As they led Jesus away, they seized Simon
from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him
carry it behind Jesus. (Luke 23, 26)
No servants is greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute
you also. (John 15, 20)
Let us Pray
O Lord Jesus Christ, when the world was growing cold, in order to inflame
our hearts with the fire of Your love, You renewed the sacred marks of Your Passion on the
body of the most Blessed Francis; mercifully grant that, by his merits and prayers, we may
always bear our cross, and bring forth fruits worthy of penance. Through Christ our Lord.
Can the human heart refrain From partaking in her pain, In that Mother's pain