Eighth Station – Jesus speaks to the weeping women

Jesus Speaks to the Weeping Women

We adore you O Christ and we bless you
Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world

“A great number of people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing to him,but Jesus turned to them and said “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me but weep for yourselves and for your children”

The women weep for Jesus as though they are totally immune from pain, and his fate is unrelated to theirs  He reminds them  his fate is also theirs – that all in Jerusalem will suffer.

Remind us Lord that our sin was and is the cause of your pain, at the time of your passion, and today when you suffer in and with your children. With your grace may we recognise you and minister to all whom we meet in need or in distress

(Our reflections and prayers for the Stations of the Cross this year have been written for us by Sister Jean Mary CHN)


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1 Response to Eighth Station – Jesus speaks to the weeping women

  1. Collin says:

    I went to reconciliation today and my worst sin of all is pornography. As penance I was to choose a station of the cross and meditate on it. Well, I didn’t really choose anything. I walked into the chapel kneeling down to look up and see this station. I do not pray the stations and have never really payed much attention to them because I have read them over and over again in the Bible. This stuck out to me because of all the women in the pornography industry and a visual of Jesus talking to them all and wondering what he would say to them. Me perception of this station was different but this still helped. It clarified some things. We all suffer as Christ suffered. Thank you. This helped.

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