14th Station – Jesus Is Laid In The Tomb

The following excerpts come from The Way of the Cross written by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and published by Our Sunday Visitor (1982).


“The glory of His birth was hidden in the least of the cities of Israel.  The meaning of His death was hidden from human eyes in the greatest city of this world.   Born in a stranger’s cave, buried in a stranger’s grave:  thus did Christ teach us that human birth and human death were equally foreign to Him.  For those things are foreign to God.”

“Sweet Jesus … With the joy of your resurrection before me, I ask for the strength to endure my cross and to share in your suffering, until that next resurrection day, when, in the heavenly Jerusalem, all tears shall be wiped away.  I pray also, O Lord, for all whom this world rejects, and to whom it denies any hospitality.  Welcome them, loving Savior, into your kingdom, where you reign forever and ever.  Amen.”

This entry was posted in Elements of Faith, Great Art, Prayer, Stations of the Cross. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s