Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Stations of the Cross, Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

The day will come, sooner than we think,
when death will be near.
The soul will be alone with Christ.
We shall then know what it is to have continued with Him in His temptations;
we shall hear Him say to us, in this supreme and decisive agony, which is now our own:
'You did not forsake Me in My agony, you accompanied Me when I went to Calvary to die for you.
Behold Me now;
I am near you to help you, to take you with Me.
Fear not, have confidence,
it is I!'

Blessed Columba Marmion


Anonymous said...

This is the first time in my life that I have seen a picture of Our Lady kneeling before an empty cross -- presumably after Jesus has been buried. It is something for a new meditation.

I believe that the French words under the central picture mean the following:

"O Mary, Mother of the Holy Church, help us to offer the sufferings of Jesus, and our own, for the salvation of the world."


Anonymous said...

lovely reflection..

Micki said...

John - Thank you for the translation. I like the idea of joining His sacrifice to ours for the salvation of the world.

Jackie - Yes, a reflection with a purpose to look at suffering.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for the most profound meditation--Bl Marmion is so tremendous and these words of his are something to be pondered--I will copy them on the back of the holy card and place it in my everyday prayerbook marking Prayer for a good and holy death.


Easter A. said...

After reading John's comment, I had to go back and look at the picture again. Yes, I too am amazed that Mary is kneeling before an empty cross. Yes, I think I will meditate on that one. Very interesting! Thanks, John!

Micki, very beautiful card! I think I will use it for a post this Lent. Thank you! :-)

Micki said...

D.S. - You make me smile. That prayerbook has to be getting pretty stuffed by now. :-)))

Easter - Look forward to seeing it on your blog. John does have a way of bringing these cards to life doesn't he? Good meditation fodor with his help.