An electronic reproduction of the Guide for Victim Souls of the Sacred Heart of Jesus compiled from various sources by the Very Rev. Joseph Kreuter, OSB.

Nihil Obstat: Arthur J. Scanlan, S.T.D., Censor Librorum. Imprimatur + Stephen J. Donahue, S.T.D., Administrator of New York; 1939.

According to the United States Copyright Office the copyright has expired on this book.

In your charity, please pray that the Sacred Heart draws many souls here to read, contemplate and be enkindled.

Soli+Deo!

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From the Biography of Mo. Marie Deluil-Martiny: Immolation
by Abbe L. Laplace.
Nihil Obstat. Authur J. Scanlan, S.T.D.
Imprimatur +Patrick Cardinal Hays
New York, July 14, 1926.

Part I; Chapter 2, cont'd: Stations of the Cross


D. The Way of the Cross

First Station: Jesus is Condemned to Death

Ask for the grace to suffer well.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association. (To be repeated at each Station.)

Suffer! We have only this means of resembling Our Savior.


Second Station: Jesus is made to bear His Cross

Beg for the grace to accept sacrifices promptly.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

Let us generously accept all that is painful: not counting the cost of the sacrifice, but rather seeing in the sacrifice only that which glorifies God.

Third Station: Jesus Falls under the Weight of His Cross

Implore the grace of courage in sacrifice.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

The strength and peace of the soul consist not in the absence of temptations and repugnances, but rather in surmounting and overcoming them.

Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Blessed Mother

Pray for the grace to imitate the Blessed Virgin in sacrifice.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

It is Mary who will lead us to Jesus, who will keep us close to Jesus and who will offer us to Jesus.

Fifth Station: The Cyrenian Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross

Ask for the grace of humble generosity in sacrifice.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

Let each one seek the hardest, the most difficult, the last place.

Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Pray for the grace to sacrifice yourself joyfully.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

Let us give to Jesus the love of compassion, the love of reparation, the love that shares everything, the love that refuses nothing.

Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

Ask for the grace of constancy in suffering.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

Profound humility, confidence without limit, unreserved abandonment to the action of grace.

Eighth Station: Jesus Consoles the Daughters of Jerusalem

Pray for the grace to appreciate the benefits of the Cross and thank God for them.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

Love of the Divine Heart that has conquered us and has made glad our hearts.

Ninth Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time

Implore the grace of a lively faith in the efficacy of suffering.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

God always triumphs and the more magnificently according as the victory has cost us more.

Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

Ask for the grace of peace in the sacrifice of our rights.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

Now is the time to redouble our love and devotedness and to offer in sacrifice of reparation the precious Chalice of the Altar.

Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Ask for the grace of accepting all the little sacrifices of our vocation.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

We must accept sacrifice and kiss the Altar to which love binds us.

Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

Ask for the grace to be ever more united to Jesus by sacrifice and oblation.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

O Lamb of Our heavenly Father, unite us to Thee on the Cross and on the Altar!

Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Arms of His Mother

Pray for the grace of fidelity in all little sacrifices.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

Unite the chalice of your anguish to that of the Blood of Jesus and offer both for the intentions of the Association.

Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Placed in the Sepulcher

Ask for the grace of silence in trials.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son and the tears of Mary, their merits and their sufferings in reparation for the outrages that wounded the Heart of Jesus so deeply for the needs of Holy Church and the Catholic Priesthood…for all the intentions of the Association.

All else fails and one must learn to be happy with Jesus alone.

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