Those wishing to perform the First Saturday devotion properly will find this book of meditations and excellent aid to making the quarter hour meditations, which is an essential part of the First Saturday devotion. Let us consider the beginning of the meditation on the Crucifixion. WEAKENED ALMOST TO death by wounds, exhausted by a most painful journey, crushed and bruised under the weight of His cross, Jesus reaches the summit of Calvary. Let us concentrate our thoughts upon this last and most awful scene of His Passion. The executioners seize upon our dear Saviour and roughly drag off His garments, now adhering to the wounds made in His scourging. They stretch Him upon the cross and violently lay hold of His bruised and torn members, driving rough nails into His hands and feet. The breaking and disjointing of His bones is distinctly heard. Oh! how horrible. Finally the cross is set upright and the Victim is exposed to the view of a degraded and immoral crowd, gathered from all parts of Jerusalem, to feast on the spectacle of His agony and to insult Him in His expiring pains at a time when the suffering of the most infamous criminal would command pity and make of him an object sacred to respect and compassion.
Father Monsabre, Brother Hermenegild TOSF, Paperback, ISBN 10: 150082495X, ISBN 13: 9781500824952