The Rosary:

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries enable us to journey with Jesus on the road to Calvary.    These mysteries are prayed on Tuesday and Friday, however, we can meditate on the Sorrowful Mysteries also on the Sundays of Lent.  In this mystery,  we enter the Garden of Gethsemani with Jesus and the apostles and reflect on their not being able to spend time in prayer and the betrayal of Judas.  Meditating on the Scourging at the Pillar we close our eyes and imagine how Jesus must have felt physically and emotionally each time He was struck.    With the eyes of our hearts, we see the soldiers placing the Crown of thorns on Jesus’ head and the drops of blood falling from Jesus’ head.  We follow Jesus after he is handed the heavy cross.  As he carries the cross, he falls several times.  Simon of Cyrene had to help.   We are reminded how many times we are called to be Simons for others – and how many times we have needed a Simon in our lives.  At the crucifixion, we see that Jesus is a man of his word and the Lord of all.  We thank Him for through His death he gave life to mankind.