The Agony in the Garden
The thought of our sins and His coming suffering causes the agonizing Savior to sweat blood.
The Fruit of the Mystery: Contrition, Conformity to the Will of God
The Scourging at the Pillar
Jesus is stripped and unmercifully scourged until His body is one mass of bloody wounds.
The Fruit of the Mystery: Purity, Mortification
The Crowning with Thorns
Jesus' claim to kingship is ridiculed by putting a crown of thorns on His head and a reed in His hand.
(Matt. 27:28- 31)
The Fruit of the Mystery: Moral Courage
Christ Carries the Cross
Jesus shoulders His own cross and carries it to the place of crucifixion while Mary follows Him sorrowing.
(Luke 23:26- 32)
The Fruit of the Mystery: Patience
The Crucifixion of Christ
Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies after three hours of agony witnessed by His Mother.
The Fruit of the Mystery: Salvation, Self-Denial