Friday, August 6, 2010

The Sorrowful Mysteries.

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First Sorrowful Mystery:
The Agony of Jesus in the Garden of Olives.




Biblical Text: Matthew Lc 22, 39-44


Jesus came with his disciples, as usual, to the Mount of Olives. He went to pray. Peter, James and John moved away from the rest and began to pray.
Jesus went forward a little and said:
"Pray not to fall into temptation."
He withdrew from them about a stone's throw, knelt and prayed.
He began to feel fear and great distress he suffered.
He prayed saying;
"Father, if you like, away from me this cross so heavy, but not my will but yours."
And plunged in anguish, insisted in the same pray.
And there appeared an angel from heaven to comfort him. Then came in agony, and prayed more earnestly:
and he repeated the same pray. He was sweating like drops of blood that ran along the ground.

Short pause for reflection or,
Meditation by Father Celso Mejido Diaz Missionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


Long and earnest was the preparation for the Passion of Jesus.
Find secluded and lonely place. Three witnesses will accompany him before of agony: Peter, the one chosen to found his Church John and James, sons of thunder, which should observe everything and thus spread the gospel.
The other disciples were away. Thinking about all the sins that have been committed, being committed and will commit in the world Jesus sweats blood.
And ask the apostles to join his prayer.
The apostles goes to sleep and leave him alone. Even more anguished Jesus said to them;
have not been able to pray with me at least for one hour?.
Jesus taught them that:"the weakness of the flesh is corrected by the pray. Which is powerful and true guaranteed to come out winners in danger.
Jesus is very sad and distressed by the divine and human abandonment.
Charging with the weight of so many sins that mankind is from Adam to the arrival of Jesus.
More than the physical torture, it hurts the incomprehension, dryness, tepidity of soul, and the ingratitude of so many souls, who he will have bear in your body.
He sees the innocent heart of his Mother who is at his side, participating in the great sacrifice of atonement of many sins.
Faced with the danger the disciples fled, Jesus is alone, enduring the taunts, the laughter, and the insults of his pursuers.
His most Holy Heart shed sweat and blood for the salvation of all. He delivered into the hands of their enemies.
"His hour has came, the hour for the salvation of mankind".
Let us console Jesus with our prayers and united in spirit to their painful prayer in the Garden of Olives.


Let us ask Blessed Mary:
The pain of sins.

Pray the Our Father, ten Hail Marys and one Gloria.
And then,
"O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell leads to heaven all souls, and helps specially the most need of Thy Mercy".


Second Sorrowful Mystery:
The Scourging of Our Lord Jesus Christ.



Biblical Text: Jn. 18, 33-40

And Pilate said, "But, then, are you king? Jesus replied:
- You said, "I Am King." I have the mission to witness the truth, for I was born and came into the world.
Everyone who is on the side of truth listens to me.
Pilate said to him: - What's this "truth"?
That said, went out again to where the Jewish leaders and said: "I find no case against him. By the way, is his custom at the Passover that they release a prisoner. You want me to release the king of the Jews?
Shouting again - that's not to Barabbas. (Now Barabbas was a bandit)
Pilate washed his hands and flogged Jesus.

Short pause for reflection or,
Meditation by Father Celso Mejido Diaz Missionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


The cowardly Pilate is convinced of the innocence of Jesus.
He has no value to declare free of punishment. Pilate feared losing their jobs, to calm the people, and decides to whip the Jesus as a rebellious slave.
Jesus as the innocent lamb, is surrendered meek to the orders of Pilate.

Centuries earlier the prophet Isaiah proclaimed that Jesus would suffer as a Man of Sorrows.
Well, through His wounds we were healed. In view of these scenes Saint Teresa of Jesus said:
"No more sins, no more sins, which cost so much blood to my God."
Let us try to live a consecrated Christian life, the pursuit of virtue.


Let us learn as main virtue, the silence.
Silent suffering, resigned like Jesus did!. Add the patience, which all it reaches. So, we will correct human nature that is lost by the disordered love, by the enjoy, by teh applause, by the ephemeral things, by the vanity.
The virtues are accessible to all wishing to acquire it, through divine grace.
With the example of Christ scourged, we must learn to suffer for love of Him, though costs us, and if we do in union with the Blessed Virgin, that experienced in his soul all the pains of Jesus, we will feel closer to the suffering body of Jesus and we will understand in part of what he suffered for us.

Recall that Jesus was flogged until his body was covered with sores and blood. To repair these scourges we will offer to Jesus, small mortifications; deprived of smoking, of overeating, of drinking alcohol. Every sacrifice will compensate for each of the blows he received and will strengthen our soul against the temptations of the devil.
That why in the Heart of Mary, rang all the hitting that Jesus received, however there is no revenge in the Mother of God.
Rather, it asks, begs forgiveness, reconciliation and repentance for the enemy.

Pray one Our Father, ten Hail Marys and one Gloria.
And then:
"O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell leads to heaven all souls, and helps specially the most need of Thy Mercy".


Third Sorrowful Mystery:
The Crowning of Thorns of Our Lord Jesus Christ.



Biblical Text: John 19, 2-3

"The Roman soldiers took Jesus into the governor's palace and all the troops gathered around Him He removed his clothes, he put a soldier's cloak red.
The soldiers twisted some thorns into a crown and put it on his head and dressed him in a purple robe.
They kept coming up to him and saying;
'Hail, king of the Jews!' and slapping him in the face.


Short pause for reflection or,
Meditation by Father Celso Mejido Diaz Missionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


The enemies Christ shows all his hatred in the torture that Jesus suffered.
Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, however, supports, ridicule, scorn, the spit it, blows, laughter toward his person, and all the evil of being human.
In these terrible scenes we have to see our own work, when we do not follow to God, in order to do His Will.
What the executioners did in the body of Christ, we do it ourselves when we do not follow God's commandments.
Seeing Jesus crowned with thorns, if we don´t feel desire to alleviate these pains, it is because we have not narrowed an intimate friendship with Jesus.

We have not had a conversation with an open heart,and we have not asked for help to him in case of need. Let us praise to Jesus and let us do it King in ours hearts, The only tribute of our love, and He alone is the only Lord and Master of our actions.
It is one of the ways to make a reparation to his Body, Soul and Divinity.
If we offer the Rosary, will thus become the true crown of roses with what the pious soul adorn the forehead of the Jesus wounds.
Let's help the Heart of Mary to remove the thorns which ungrateful men pierce each day, so many people who do not eat, children who die before one year of life, men that insults to God and Holy Church, laughing and making fun of Virgin Mary.
These spines, hurt both the Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Mary.
Sharp thorns, that most of mankind, they nail daily with dishonesty, evil thoughts, lack of charity, disregard for life and for the others.

Let us ask Blessed Mary:
Let us love Jesus for recognize him as the true King.

Let us pray the Our Father, ten Hail Marys, and a Gloria.
And then:
"O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell leads to heaven all souls, and helps specially the most need of Thy Mercy".

Fourth Sorrowful Mystery:
Jesus with the cross on the way to Calvary.




Biblical Text: Jn. 19.16-18

Jesus remained in Jewish hands, and carrying the cross, went to the place called the skull "in Hebrew", Golgotha, where he was crucified.





Short pause for reflection or,
Meditation by Father Celso Mejido Diaz Missionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


Executioners were not happy with the martyrdom they had to bear Jesus.
Pilate brings Jesus into the palace balcony, and pronounce those famous words:
Ecce Homo , Behold the Man!,
And asked the people with the same diabolical politicians Ardiles What do I do with Jesus King of the Jews!.
Crucify him, answered the crowd, between shouting and gesticulations horrendous.
And Pilate gave Jesus to give him death on the Cross.
Thus ensured his position as governor. He did not care distort justice.
Loaded bears the weight of our sins and around the world, Jesus goes up painfully to Golgotha, no one complaint go out from his lips. Joyful embrace to the Cross, because with the cross he will save the souls that he loves so much.
On the streets of bitterness,He is found with His Mother. How wonderful it would be to know the thoughts of Mary and Jesus at that moment.
It is known by nature, that any mother would suffer if she sees her son suffer, just as Jesus suffered. What pain will have flooded the Heart of Mary, to see Jesus, so hurt, so beaten, so humiliated!.
Mary Madgalene and John still some distance away. Jesus falls three times, amid the cries of the people.. they lifte Jesus of bad manners.
They fear that He dies before they reach the execution.
They forced Cyrene to carry the cross of Jesus. How often invites us to follow Jesus with the cross, and we sometimes cowards, we are reluctant, or perhaps ashamed us!. The cross is the line of duty, the daily chores, the endure the own and others' weaknesses. The cross presupposes suffering and resignation!
Is the step we all must climb to start fighting. Since life is a daily struggle.
Let us ask Jesus to teach us to endure for his love all the suffering He wants to send us.
Jesus goes before us, Mary and the saints accompany us, and our guardian angel helps us of Cyrene.
Let us expel the cowardice. It worth suffering by Jesus. It worth Eternal Life

Let us ask Blessed Mary::
Patience and fortitude in pain.

Pray an Our Father, ten Hail Marys, and a Gloria.
and then:
"O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell leads to heaven all souls, and helps specially the most need of Thy Mercy".

Fifth Sorrowful Mystery:
The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ.




Biblical Text: Jn. 19, 28-30

When they arrived at Calvary, the soldiers nailed on the cross. Jesus prayed: "Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
"To fulfill the Scripture, said:
"I have thirst.
"There was a vessel full of vinegar, a sponge soaked in vinegar, put it on a stick and held it to her mouth.
When Jesus had tasted it, said:
"It is finished." At noon the sun set and the whole country remained in darkness until three in the afternoon ...
Jesus cried out loud:
"Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit." And bowing his head, died.

Short pause for reflection or,
Meditation by Father Celso Mejido Diaz Missionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.



Once on Mount Calvary, Jesus naked, and send lie on the cross.
With ropes and nails hold it. Mary was there in his heart he felt a tremendous bitterness. Raised Jesus from the heavens and the earth is proclaiming world domination.
Three hours was pending, his arms outstretched, his head bowed and speaking words of gentleness and love. He opened his chest with the spear to show his heart as a focus burning with charity .

In a gesture of supreme love gives us Mary to be our Mother of Heaven. United with Him now we have the same mother. We are all brothers.
If we go to Mary that at the foot of the cross, she accompanied to Jesus,we will see Her power and beneficent influence.
In spite of the ingratitude of men dedicated his last prayer and intercede before the Eternal Father to grant us forgiveness. Let us ask Jesus to forgive our sins, as did the good thief. Always let us pray before bed:
"Lord remember me when you're in your kingdom."
Let us accompany to Heart suffered of Mary, every Friday at three o'clock in the afternoon, the hour of great mercy, the hour that Jesus died. After three hours of agony Jesus dies on cross.
Why Jesus suffered so much? To save my soul.
He himself says:
"For a single soul, I would be willing to suffer my passion and death."
At the foot of the cross, let us promise to be apostles in order to conquer many souls for Him.

Let us ask Blessed Mary:
The Grace of conquer souls for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

Pray one Our Father, ten Hail Marys and one Gloria.
and then:
"O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell leads to heaven all souls, and helps specially the most need of Thy Mercy".

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