V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
R. Because by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.
Consider how the holy woman named Veronica, seeing Jesus so
afflicted, and His face bathed in sweat and blood, presented
Him with a towel, with which He wiped His adorable face, leaving
on it the impression of His holy countenance.
LET US PRAY
My most beloved Jesus, Your face was beautiful before, but in this journey
it has lost all its beauty, and wounds and blood have disfigured it. Alas, my
soul also was once beautiful, when it received Your grace in Baptism; but I
have disfigured it since by my sins; You alone, my Redeemer, can restore it to its
former beauty. Do this by Your Passion; O Jesus. I repent of having offended
You. Never permit me to offend You again. Grant that I may love You always;
and then do with me what You will.
Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Dear Jesus, by the merits of your passion and cross, we present to you all our petitions.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be