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Meditation: ‘The 7 Last Words of Christ’

“Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

“Today you will be with me in paradise.”

“Woman, behold your Son. Behold your Mother.”

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

“I thirst.”

“Father, into your hands, I commend my spirit.”

“It is finished.”

Join Register contributor Father Raymond J. de Souza as he ponders The Seven Last Words of Christ on EWTN in light of the wisdom of the saints — especially those holy souls canonized in 1622: Isidore the Farmer (ca. 1070-1130), Francis Xavier (1506-1552), Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) and Philip Neri (1515-1595).

We adore thee, O Christ, and we praise thee, because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.

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