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Pieta | by Lawrence OP
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"My good and dear Jesus,

I kneel before You,

asking You most earnestly

to engrave upon my heart

a deep and lively faith, hope, and charity,

with true repentance for my sins,

and a firm resolve to make amends.

As I reflect upon Your five wounds,

and dwell upon them

with deep compassion and grief,

I recall, good Jesus,

the words the Prophet David spoke

long ago concerning Yourself:

``They pierced My hands and My feet;

they have numbered all My bones.''"

– Prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori.


This medieval sculpture is in the church of St Andrew in Cologne, Germany.

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Taken on January 6, 2015