"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

The Stations of Pope Francis: Francis Falls the Third Time ...

Pope Francis Falls the Third Time

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. 
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.


Pope Francis stumbled and fell as he walked up steps in St Peter’s Square today, 
He then continued his ascent ... - Source



Stabat Mater dolorosa (At the cross her station keeping)
Juxta crucem lacrymosa (Stood the mournful Mother weeping) 
Dum pendebat Filius (Close to Jesus to the last)



Sancta Mater, istud agas ( Holy Mother! pierce me through)
Crucifixi fige plagas (In my heart each wound renew)
Cordi meo valide (Of my Saviour crucified)


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The other two times here:



Pope Francis Falls the First Time

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. 
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Francis takes up his cross ...


O quam tristis et afflicta (Oh, how sad and sore distressed)
Fuit illa benedicta (Was that Mother highly blessed)
Mater Unigeniti (Of the sole-begotten One!) 

Sancta Mater, istud agas ( Holy Mother! pierce me througe:h)
Crucifixi fige plagas (In my heart each wound renew)
Cordi meo valide (Of my Saviour crucified)


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Pope Francis Falls the Second Time

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee. 
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Carrying his own bag cross ...


Pro peccatis Suae gentis (Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled)
Vidit Jesum in tormentis (She beheld her tender Child) 
Et flagellis subditum (All with bloody scourges rent) 


Sancta Mater, istud agas ( Holy Mother! pierce me through)
Crucifixi fige plagas (In my heart each wound renew)
Cordi meo valide (Of my Saviour crucified)


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"In the Via Crucis of an entire century, the figure of the Pope has a special role. In his arduous ascent of the mountain we can undoubtedly see a convergence of different Popes. Beginning from Pius X up to the present Pope, they all shared the sufferings of the century and strove to go forward through all the anguish along the path which leads to the Cross." - Fatima Secret-Message


4 comments:

  1. Well, 'someone' should had been nearer to him so he wouldn't have fallen so many times; he's not such a young-man anymore, I believe! In 'lay-terms' he would be considered a senior-citizen, over 65 yrs of age. And a very happy, blessed 1st Saturday of the month to you, Terry Nelson and to ALL your readers as well.

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    1. The Holy Father stumbled once again today at the Lateran Basilica.

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  2. Well, I hadn't known he had been falling so often. It's not right, somehow; it should not happen so often!!...

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    1. He is reported to be suffering from Sciatica. It's reported he has much pain from it and has physical therapy three times a week since he does not take pain meds. I read about this while he was in Cuba and the U.S.

      Let's pray for him that he remain strong and his guardian angel guide him while walking. ^^

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