The Seven Last Words
The Gospels record Jesus speaking seven different times as he hung on the cross. Use these resources to reflect on Christ’s final words.
- Pray with this slideshow from Loyola Press:
- “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)
- “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43)
- “Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother.” (John 19:26–27)
- “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34)
- “I thirst.” (John 19:28)
- “It is finished.” (Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34)
- “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)
- Read and reflect on Jesus’ Seven Last Words with this resource from the Knights of Columbus.
Litany of the Sacred Passion
- Pray The Litany of the Sacred Passion which draws together all the events of Jesus’ dying day.