The Passion of Jesus: A Collection of Original Pieces Corresponding with the Five Sorrowful Mysteries in the Rosary of Our Blessed Lady – 1852.

THE
PASSION OF JESUS,
A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL PIECES
CORRESPONDING WITH
THE FIVE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
IN THE
Rosary of our Blessed Lady
BY
MATTHEW BRIDGES, ESQ.
Dedicated to his Eminence Cardinal Wiseman.
London :
RICHARDSON AND SON, 172, FLEET STKEET;
9, Capel St., Dublin; and Derby.
MDCCCLII

To
HIS EMINENCE
Nicholas Cardinal Wiseman,
Archbishop of Westminste,
THE FOLLOWING RELIGIOUS PIECES
ARE, WITH
HIS KIND PERMISSION,
RESPECTFULLY AND CORDIALLY INSCRIBED,
BY
HIS OBEDIENT SERVANT,
THE AUTHOR.
Chester Hill House, Woodchester
Passion Sunday, 1852.

PREFACE.

Few Catholic devotions have been more misrepresented or ridiculed, by Protestants, than the Mysteries of the Rosary. The favourite Church History of evangelical Anglicans ventures to describe them, “As the spirit of bondage and miserable superstition,—the religion of the lips, —a self-righteous drudgery of so much devotional work with a view to purchase the remission of sins, and to ease the conscience of men,—who live without either understanding the doctrines, or practising the precepts of Scripture.”—Milner Joseph and Isaac, Ch. Hist. Cent. xiii. Chap. 6. Statements, equally mendacious, emanating from one and the same Father of lies, have found their way through the length and breadth of the land; so that the surprise is overwhelming of every serious and contemplative convert from error to truth, on discovering the boldness of the fraud, and the extent to which he has been deluded.

The subjects treated in the following pages are the Five Dolorous or Sorrowful Mysteries, which constitute the second Chaplet, or division of the Rosary of Our Blessed Lady; —in other words, the Passion of Jesus! This it is, that forms the centre and soul of what the Church inculcates on earth, and which will, beyond all doubt, be the theme of her praises throughout eternity. The sufferings of an Incarnate Saviour are amongst those things, which even ” the Angels desire to look upon:” 1 St. Peter, i. 12. Nor can they be otherwise than the principal solace to many, who, in a day of religious trial and excitement, have been enabled to sacrifice the dearest affections of life before the altar of Almighty God. No other arm has guided them, than That which was nailed to the Cross for all His faithful followers: no other Side can afford them shelter, than That which was pierced! ” Blessed are they who wash their robes in the Blood of the Lamb: that they may have a right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in by the gates into the city! The gates of Jerusalem shall be built of sapphire and of emerald, and all the walls thereof round about of precious stones. All its streets shall be paved with white and clear stones: and Alleluia shall be sung in its streets. Blessed be the Lord, who hath exalted it, and may He reign over it for ever and ever. Amen.” Apocal. xxii. 14. Tobias xiii. 21—3.

Chester Hill House, Woodchester:
Passion Sunday, 1852.

INDEX
THE FIRST SORROWFUL MYSTERY.
1) Gethsemane!
2) The Garden.
3) Prayer.
4) Sleeping Disciples.
5) A Strengthening Angel.
6) The Chalice.
7) Submission.
8) Betrayal.
9) Mercy and Power.
10) Expostulation.
11) The Departure.
THE SECOND SORROWFUL MYSTERY.
12) The Flagellation.
13) The Column.
14) The Thongs.
15) The Lictors.
16) Ovis Vagrans.
17) Affliction.
18) The Red Robe.
19) The Sufferer!
20) The Divine Lover!
21) Contrition.
22) The Silence.
THE THIRD SORROWFUL MYSTERY.
23) The Crown of Thorns!
24) The Rejected Lamb!
25) Song of the Seraphs.
26) Incense.
27) Ecce Homo!
28) Suffering with Christ.
29) The Dream!
30) The Crown of Thorns.
31) Atonement.
32) Pontius Pilate.
33) The Heart of Jesus.
THE FOURTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY.
34) The Way of the Cross.
35) Barabbas.
36) Prospects of Calvary!
37) Mater Dolorum.
38) Pressure of the Cross.
39) St. Veronica.
40) Daughters of Jerusalem.
41) Following Christ.
42) A Vision.
43) Faith!
44) Contemplation.
THE FIFTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY.
45) The Crucifixion.
46) Calvary.
47) Anima Christi!
48) Dona Nobis Pacem!
49) The Cross.
50) Hyssop!
51) The Darkness.
52) Eloi! Eloi!
53) The Rent Veil!
54) Hades!
55) Latus Salvatoris!
MISCELLANEOUS.–FESTIVALS.
56) Ascension.
57) Corpus Christi.
58) All Saints!
59) Christmas.
60) Dies Finalis! 

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