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Prayers to be recited while climbing up the Holy Staircase

My Jesus, by the merits of your passion I pray that you inspire in me feelings of faith, hope, and of charity, and that you grant me pardon for my sins, while I, having decided to change my life, proceed to climb the Staircase, which I venerate as a memento of your sacrifice and as a spur to trusting in your mercy in this life and to getting myself ready for eternal salvation in the next.
Amen.

1st step: - My Jesus, by the anxiety that oppressed you in taking leave of holy Mary and of your beloved disciples, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

2nd step: - My Jesus, by the mortal anguish that made you sweat living blood in the olive garden, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

3rd step: - My Jesus, by the bitterness that Judas's betrayal caused you, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

4th step: - My Jesus, by the confusion felt in the ways of Jerusalem, exposed as you were to the taunts of the vulgar crowd, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

5th step: - My Jesus, by the meekness you displayed before the tribunale, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

6th step: - My Jesus, by the patience you exercised during the mocking and the insults that preceded your sentencing, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

7th step: - My Jesus, by the fatigue you felt on climbing up and descending this staircase a number of times, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

8th step: - My Jesus, by the silence you met the false witnesses with, when they accused you before Pilate, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

9th step: - My Jesus, by the humility with which you let yourself be jeered at and dressed as a madman in Herod's court, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

10th step: - My Jesus, by the shame suffered on seeing yourself stripped of your clothing and chained to a column, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

11th step: - My Jesus, by the torment of your pitiless flagellation, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

12th step: - My Jesus, by the agony caused by the spines that pierced your head, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

13th step: - My Jesus, by the humiliation suffered when you were dressed in a mantle of purple, with your eyes blindfolded and saluted in a parody of how a king is saluted, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

14th step: - My Jesus, by the pain you felt on being presented to the people that cried out that you were to be sentenced to death, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

15th step: - My Jesus, by the insult undergone in being put Bar Abbas, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

16th step: - My Jesus, by the resignation with which you embraced the cross and walked up to Calvery, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

17th step: - My Jesus, by the sadness you felt in meeting your afflicted mother Mary, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

18th step: - My Jesus, by the efforts you tolerated in your trip to Calvery, burdened by the weight of the cross, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

19th step: - My Jesus, by the disgust that the bitter drink of wine mixed with gall procured you, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

20th step: - My Jesus, by your suffering on feeling your clothes torn from your bleeding and sore-strewn flesh, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

21st step: - My Jesus, by the strength with which you lay down upon the cross and let your hands and feet be pierced with nails, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

22nd step: - My Jesus, by the infinite love that induced you to pardon those who crucified you and pray for them, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

23rd step: - My Jesus, by the generosity with which you promised paradise to the repentant assassin and, through John, gave to the faithful Holy Mary as a mother, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

24th step: - My Jesus, by the cruel thirst that sharpened the torments of your frightful agony, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

25th step: - My Jesus, by the horror you felt on feeling forsaken by the Father and cursed by men, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

26th step: - My Jesus, by the love with which you sacrificed your life to reconcile me with God and make me worthy of eternal salvation, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

27th step: - My Jesus, by the wound in your side, from which the church, mother and teacher of its faithful, was born, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

28th step: - My Jesus, by the tears Holy Mary shed, she having hugged you in her arms and arranged you in the tomb, have pity upon me! Holy mother! Ah! Bring it about that the wounds of the Lord be impressed in my heart!

oh, the vanity of the pious .....

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