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Scriptural Rosary
Jesus Carrying Cross
A Lesson In Patience

"Lord direct your hearts, in the charity of God,
and the patience of Christ."
-2 Thessalonians 3:5

Catholic Rosary Myteries

Jesus carrying cross demonstrates the patience in the life of Jesus that you must imitate in order to find peace in your life.

You will find this peace by embracing suffering as Jesus cross was embraced. This fourth Scriptural Sorrowful mystery helps you focus on this heroic virtue of patience.

Become more familiar with Jesus cross in the scriptural rosary. After the cruel treatment of the crowning with thorns and the torturous scourging, Jesus was forced to carry His own cross to the place where He was to be crucified.

This is truly one of the most sorrowful events in the life of Jesus.

  • "And after they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own garments on him, and they led him out to crucify him." -Mark 15:20
  • "And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha." -John 19:17
  • "And they forced one Simon a Cyrenian who passed by, coming out of the country... to take up his cross." -Mark 15:21
  • "And there followed him a great multitude of people, and of women, who bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the paps that have not given suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us; and to the hills: Cover us. For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry?
  • "And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death." -Luke 23:27-32
The Bible passages used for Jesus Carrying Cross Scriptural Sorrowful Rosary Mystery were taken from the timeless Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.

If you are looking for a more modern language version of Jesus Carrying Cross, our recommendation would be the St. Ignatius Press Bible.

Visit our fifth Scriptural Sorrowful Mystery page - Jesus Crucifixion

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Find Peace In Your Sufferings
By Learning To Imitate
The Heroic Patience Jesus
Carrying Cross Demonstrates

"And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place
which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha."
-John 19:17

Catholic Rosary Mysteries

Heroic patience is demonstrated as Jesus carrying cross makes His sorrowful way to Calvary. Patience is such an important virtue in any state of life.

Single people have need of it, priests and nuns need it, and parents especially need to nurture this important virtue.

Practicing patience is easy. You can do it daily because daily you encounter trials.

Fragment Of The
True Cross Of Jesus

Piece of the True Cross of Jesus

A "Kreuzpartikel" or fragment of True Cross in the Schatzkammer of Vienna

If you are imitating Jesus you will peacefully accept everything that causes you discomfort and suffering.

Sufferings are in your life for a reason...

...they help you develop patience.

You need to be patient with yourself and with others.

You can visit our Catholic Rosary Shop to find books on how to develop and foster the virtue of patience.

But in the meantime a few things to remember as you practice this virtue are...

  • Avoid complaining about discomforts and sufferings
  • Do not dwell on or analyze your sufferings or the occasions when you've been offended by others
  • Lovingly accept every trial and suffering that comes your way
Remember what Isaias prophesied about Jesus, "He was offered and he opened not his mouth" -Isaias 53:7.

More meditations on the rosary - Jesus Carrying The Cross here...

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