Jesus is placed in the Sepulchre

V/. Adorámus te, Christe, et benedícimus tibi.
R/. Quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemísti mundum.
V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
R/. For by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
14TH STATION When it was evening, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, called Joseph, who had himself been a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate ordered it to be handed over. So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean shroud and put it in his own new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock.
[Matt. 27:57 - 59]
Spend a few moments in silent reflection:
- I mourn Jesus in His tomb, but do I fail to recognize Him and help Him in my fellow men and women?
- Am I like the 'whitewashed tombs' Jesus spoke of: appearing fine on the outside but not so nice inside?
Amo te, o Jesu, mi Amor, magis quam meípsum,
et ex íntimo corde pænitet me quod tibi displícui.
Ne sinas me íterum a te separári.
Da mihi perpétuum amórem tui,
et dein fac de me quidquid tibi placúerit.
I love you Jesus, my Love, above all things;
I repent with my whole heart for having offended you.
Never permit me to separate myself from you again.
Grant that I may love you always,
then do with me what you will.
Juxta crucem tecum stare
te libenter sociáre
in planctu desídero.
By the cross with thee to stay,
there with thee to weep and pray,
this of thee I ask to give.