The Fifth Station
Simon the Cyrenean Helps to Carry the Cross
V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Consider how the Jews, seeing that Jesus was no longer able to drag His cross along, compelled Simon of Cyrene to carry it after Him.
O Jesus! I ought to carry the cross, because I have sinned. Give me the grace at least to accompany Thee on the way to Calvary, and for the love of The cheerfully to bear the cross of adversities.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father. Jesus Christ Crucified, have mercy on us!