(as used by the Franciscan Fathers on their missions)
First Station: Jesus Is Condemned to Death
O Jesus! So meek and uncomplaining, teach me resignation in trials.
Second Station: Jesus Carries His Cross
My Jesus! This Cross should be mine, not Thine! My sins crucified Thee.
Third Station: Our Lord Falls for the First Time
O Jesus! By this first fall, never let me fall into mortal sin.
Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother
O Jesus! May no human tie, however dear, keep me from following the road of the Cross.
Fifth Station: Simon the Cyrenean Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
Simon unwillingly assisted Thee; may I with patience suffer all for Thee.
Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
O Jesus! Thou didst imprint Thy sacred features upon Veronica’s veil; stamp them also indelibly upon my heart.
Seventh Station: The Second Fall of Jesus
By Thy second fall, preserve me, dear Lord, from relapse into sin.
Eighth Station: Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem
My greatest consolation would be to hear Thee say: “Many sins are forgiven thee, because thou hast loved much.”
Ninth Station: Third Fall of Jesus
O Jesus! When I am weary upon life’s long journey, be Thou my strength and my perseverance.
Tenth Station: Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
My soul has been robbed of its robe of innocence; clothe me, dear Jesus, with the garb of penance and contrition.
Eleventh Station: Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
Thou didst forgive Thy enemies; my God, teach me to forgive injuries and forget them.
Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross
Thou art dying, my Jesus, but Thy Sacred Heart still throbs with love for Thy sinful children.
Thirteenth Station: Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross
Receive me into thy arms, O Sorrowful Mother, and obtain for me perfect contrition for my sins.
Fourteenth Station: Jesus Is Laid in the Sepulcher
When I receive Thee into my heart in Holy Communion, O Jesus, make it a fit abiding place for Thy adorable Body. Amen.