Stabat Mater - Stations of The Cross


Stations of the Cross Prayer


Stabat Mater Prayer

Look no further for the words to the Stabat Mater Prayer. A free online Catholic resource which you can refer to time and time again to learn this beautiful catholic prayer which is an essential part of the Stations of the Cross devotion. The Stations are a truly spiritual catholic prayer pilgrimage, they can be recited alone by the faithful in silence or aloud as part of a group, family or congregation. An inspirational prayer to teach your children. Use our step by step guide which includes the text to all the prayers and information on each individual station.



Stabat Mater Prayer


At the Cross her station keeping,

stood the mournful Mother weeping,

close to her son to the last.


Through her heart, His sorrow sharing,

all His bitter anguish bearing,

now at length the sword has passed.


O how sad and sore distressed

was that Mother, highly blest,

of the sole-begotten One.


Christ above in torment hangs,

she beneath beholds the pangs

of her dying glorious Son.


Is there one who would not weep,

whelmed in miseries so deep,

Christ's dear Mother to behold?


Can the human heart refrain

from partaking in her pain,

in that Mother's pain untold?


Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled,

She beheld her tender child

All with bloody scourges rent.


For the sins of His own nation,

Saw Him hang in desolation,

Till his spirit forth he sent.


O thou Mother! Fount of love!

Touch my spirit from above,

Make my heart with thine accord:


Make me feel as thou hast felt;

Make my soul to glow and melt

With the love of Christ my Lord.


Holy Mother! pierce me through,

In my heart each wound renew

Of my Savior crucified:


Let me share with thee His pain,

Who for all my sins was slain,

Who for me in torments died.


Let me mingle tears with thee,

Mourning Him who mourned for me,

All the days that I may live.


By the Cross with thee to stay,

There with thee to weep and pray,

Is all I ask of thee to give.


Virgin of all virgins blest!,

Listen to my fond request:

let me share thy grief divine;


Let me, to my latest breath,

in my body bear the death

of that dying Son of thine.


Wounded with His every wound,

steep my soul till it hath swooned,

In His very Blood away;


Be to me, O Virgin, nigh,

Lest in flames I burn and die,

In His awful Judgment Day.


Christ, when Thou shalt call me hence,

By Thy Mother my defense,

By Thy Cross my victory;


While my body here decays,

May my soul Thy goodness praise,

Safe in Paradise with Thee.



Stabat Mater Prayer

Stabat Mater - Stations of the Cross Prayer

Learn how to pray the stations of the cross. We have included a step by step guide for you to follow. Do you know the Stabat Mater Prayer? What prayers make up the stations devotion? How should they be prayed? What catholic prayers are part of this inspirational catholic spiritual pilgrimage? This site provides the answers to all your questions!

Stabat Mater Prayer

The aim of the Stations of The Cross devotion is to enable the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage through prayer. This beautiful catholic devotion is prayed by repeating individual catholic prayers in a particular sequence while meditating on the main scenes of Christ's suffering and death commonly referred to as The Passion. The Stabat Mater Prayer is a vital component of the stations catholic devotion.

Stabat Mater Stations of The Cross Prayer - Words

This section contains information on the Stabat Mater Prayer. Read our easy to follow guide for more information on the sequence of prayers.



The Way of the Cross is a truly wonderful catholic prayer which can be recited alone in silence or as part of a group, family or congregation, the Stabat Mater prayer is an important part of the Way of the Cross Devotion. We hope that you gain spiritual inspiration from the information provided on praying the Way of the Cross.  A free Catholic resource for information on praying the stations including the Stabat Mater Prayer. You can print the page and refer to whenever you need to or perhaps use it compile your own catholic prayer book.

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