Sunday, March 15, 2015


O most loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, 
I, a miserable sinner, 
salute and worship the most sacred Wound 
of Thy Shoulder 

on Which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross, 
which so 
tore Thy Flesh and laid bare 
Thy bones as to inflict on Thee 
an anguish greater than any other wound 
of Thy most blessed Body. 
I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; 
I praise and glorify Thee, 
and give Thee thanks for this 
most sacred and painful 
Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain, 
and by 
the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross, 
to be merciful to me, 
a sinner, and to forgive me 
all my mortal and venial sins, and 
to lead me on toward Heaven 
along the Way of the Cross. 

It is related in the annals of Clairvaux that St. Bernard asked our Lord which was His greatest unrecorded suffering, and our Lord answered: "I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous wound, which was more painful than the others, and which is not recorded by men. Honor this Wound with thy devotion, and I will grant thee whatsoever thou dost ask through its virtue and merit. And in regard to all those who shall venerate this Wound, I will remit to them all their venial sins, and will no longer remember their mortal sins."

Bishop of Springfield 

Mary, Co-Redemptrix of the human race, pray for us.

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