DEVOTION TO THE PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST


…My heart hath expected reproach and misery. And I looked for one that would grieve together with me, but there was none: and for one that would comfort me, and I found none. And they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.”
(Ps, lxviii. 21-22)

 

A single tear shed in memory of the Passion of Christ outbalances a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, or a year's fast on bread and water.
(St. Augustine)

The Passion according to Anne Catherine Emmerich

With Ecclesiastical Approbation. Imprimatur, 1914.

The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ by St Alfonso Maria de Liguori

Church Approbation, Oct. 15, 1886.

 

I. The Value of Meditating on the Passion of Jesus Christ.

 

 

II. Scriptural Accounts of the Passion

(There is a praiseworthy practice to read the four Passion Gospels during the holy Lenten time as also at Mass during Holy Week while the priest is reading the Passion at the altar. For this reason these touching records of Our Lord's suffering are here appended. On Palm Sunday the Passion according to St Matthew is read; on Tuesday (in the Holy Week), according to St. Mark; on Wednesday, according to St. Luke; on Friday, according to St. John.)

 

 

III. Litany of the Passion

 

 

IV. The Clock of Passion, by St. Alphonsus Liguori

 

 

V. The Holy Face of Our Lord Jesus Christ

(The earth is covered with crimes. The violation of the first three Commandments of God has irritated God the Father. The Holy Name of God blasphemed, and the Holy Day of the Lord profaned, fills up the measure in iniquities. These sins have risen unto the Throne of God and provoked His wrath which will soon burst forth if His justice be not appeased. At no time have these crimes reached such a pitch. Our Lord appeared several times to Sr. Mary of St. Peter to ask for reparation to be done to His Holy Face. These revelations enjoy the full approval of the Catholic Church. Heaven has told us through Sister Marie that the Holy Face of Jesus is a symbol of the Catholic Religion. Through the practice and promotion of the Devotion of the Holy Face, which is explained here, the true Catholics remaining - only with God's grace - can indeed win the necessary battles and make the face of Catholicism shine once again beautiful before all - as it must!)

 

 

VI. In honour of the Holy Wounds

(i) Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget in honour of the Holy Wounds

(ii) The Shoulder Wound

(iii) The Sacred Head of Our Blessed Lord

 

 

VII. In honour of the Precious Blood

(i) Indulgenced offering of the Precious Blood

(ii) Act of Reparation to the Precious Blood

 

 

VIII. The Virgin most Sorrowful