Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Jesus is scourged at the (first) pillar...

The Second Sowerful Mystery: Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar…

I took this photo in Rome's parish of S. Prassede, just across the street from St. Mary Major. Since I was a kid I dreamed of seeing this relic. Setting out on my quest to Rome in 1998, I found it - accidentally!

“My people, what have I don’t to you? Wherein have I offended you? Laden with My gifts you scourge Me like the least of slaves.”

I remember such devotions as a kid as veneration of the thorn-crowned head of the Savior, devotion in honor of the five holy wounds or prayer in honor of the forgotten shoulder wound of Jesus, etc. Our faith is so rich.

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