Living in the Two Hearts

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The Sorrowful Mysteries

...not My will, but Your Will be done.

...not My will, but Your Will be done.

As you pray each decade, reflect back on the scripture passage that describes what Christ went through for yours and my salvation and redemption.  Remember, Our holy Mother always leads us to her Son!

The First Sorrowful Mystery : The Agony in the Garden : Mark 14:32-42

32 And they went to a place which was called Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, “Sit here, while I pray.” 33 And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34 And He said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch.”

35 And going a little farther, He fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.  36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible to Thee; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what Thou will.”

37 And He came and found them sleeping, and He said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? 38 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

39 And again He went away and prayed, saying the same words. 40 And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him. 41 And He came the third time, and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come; the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise, let us be going; see, My betrayer is at hand.”



Psalm 22:7-8,14-15

The Second Sorrowful Mystery : The Scourging at the Pillar : John 18:29-37, 38b-40; Luke 23:13-22

29 So Pilate went out to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?”

30 They answered him, “If this Man were not an evildoer, we would not have handed Him over.”

31 Pilate said to them, “Take Him yourselves and judge Him by your own law.” The Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put any man to death.” 32 This was to fulfill the word which Jesus had spoken to show by what death He was to die.

38b After [Pilate] had said this, he went out to the Jews again, and told them, “I find no crime in Him. 39 But you have a custom that I should release one man for you at the Passover; will you have me release for you the King of the Jews?” 40 They cried out again, “Not this Man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a robber.

Luke 23:13-22

13 Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, “You brought me this Man as one who was perverting the people; and after examining Him before you, behold, I did not find this Man guilty of any of your charges against Him; 15 neither did Herod, for he sent Him back to us. Behold, nothing deserving death has been done by Him; 16 I will therefore chastise Him and release Him.”

18 But they all cried out together, “Away with this Man, and release to us Barabbas”— 19 a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city, and for murder.

20 Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus; 21 but they shouted out, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” 22 A third time he said to them, “Why, what evil has He done? I have found in Him no crime deserving death; I will therefore chastise Him and release Him.”


Behold the man!

Behold the man!

The Third Sorrowful Mystery: Crowning with Thorns : Matthew 27:27-31

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the praetorium, and they gathered the whole battalion before Him. 28 And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe upon Him, 29 and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on His head, and put a reed in His right hand. And kneeling before Him they mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”

30 And they spat upon Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head.  31 And when they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe, and put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.


And they led Him out to be crucified...

And they led Him out to be crucified...

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: Jesus Carries the Cross : John 19:5-17

5 So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe.  Pilate said to them, “Behold the Man!” 6 When the chief priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no crime in Him.” 7 The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and by that law He ought to die, because He has made Himself the Son of God.”

8 When Pilate heard these words, he was the more afraid; 9 he entered the praetorium again and said to Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave no answer. 10 Pilate therefore said to Him, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify You?” 11 Jesus answered him, “You would have no power over Me unless it had been given you from above; therefore he who delivered me to you has the greater sin.”

12 Upon this Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, “If you release this Man, you are not Caesar’s friend; every one who makes himself a king sets himself against Caesar.”

13 When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, and in Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14 Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, “Behold your King!”

15 They cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.”

16 Then [Pilate] handed Him over to them to be crucified.

17 So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha.



Zechariah 12:10;13:6

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery : The Crucifixion : John 19:18-22

18 There they crucified Him, and with [Jesus] two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. 19 Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”

20 Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. 21 The chief priests of the Jews then said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘This Man said, I am King of the Jews.'”

22 Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.”


Other Mysteries of the Rosary

Joyful Mysteries : Monday and Saturday
Luminous Mysteries : Thursday
Glorious Mysteries
: Wednesday and Sunday

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