St. Francis of Paola
"I earnestly admonish you, therefore, my brothers, to look after your spiritual well-being with judicious concern. Death is certain; life is short and vanishes like smoke. Fix your minds, then, on the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Inflamed with love for us, he came down from heaven to redeem us. For our sake he endured every torment of body and soul and shrank from no bodily pain. He himself gave us an example of perfect patience and love. We, then, are to be patient in adversity."
–St. Francis of Paola
Good Friday – The Crucifixion of Jesus
Flogging, tormenting, a crown of thorns.
Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.