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Christ, Man of Sorrows - school of Jan Mostaert (post-1510) oil on panel
Copyright © National Gallery, London. Used with permission


Jesus, Son of God - Man of Sorrows
He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief... He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. - Isaiah 53:3
He came unto His own, and His own received Him not... - John 1:11
For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son; that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. - John 3:16

Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishment, but most of all because they offend thee, my God, who art all-good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.
+ In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Jesucristo - Varón de Dolores
Despreciable y desecho de hombres, varón de dolores y sabedor de dolencias, como uno ante quien se oculta el rostro, despreciable, y no le tuvimos en cuenta. - Isaías 53:3
Vino a su casa, y los suyos no la recibieron. - Juan 1:11
Porque tanto amó Dios al mundo que dio a su Hijo único, para que todo el que crea en él no perezca, sino que tenga vida eterna. -Juan 3:16

Acto de Contrición
Señor mío, Jesucristo, Dios y Hombre verdadero, Creador, Padre y Redentor mío; por ser tú quien eres, bondad infinita, y porque te amo sobre todas las cosas, me pesa de todo corazón haberte ofendido; también me pe sa porque puedes castigarme con las penas del infierno.
Te ofrezco mis sufrimientos como expiación de mis pecados, propongo confesarme y cumplir la penitencia que me sea impuesta; ayudado de tu gracia propongo firmamente no pecar más y evitar las ocasiones próximas de pecado.
+ En el nombre del Padre, del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo. Amén.

Latin Version not on Prayer card

Actus contritionis

Deus meus, ex toto corde pænitet me ómnium meórum peccatórum, éaque detéstor, quia peccándo, non solum pœnas a te iuste statútas proméritus sum, sed præsértim quia offéndi te, summum bonum, ac dignum qui super ómnia diligáris. Ídeo fírmiter propóno, adiuvánte grátia tua, de cétero me non peccatúrum peccandíque occasiónes próximas fugitúrum. Amen.

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