Sorrowful Mysteries


Agony in the garden

Sorrowful Mysteries


Agony in the garden

They went to a country estate, by the name of Gethsemani. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I pray.” He took Peter, and James, and John with him, and he began to be afraid and wearied. He said to them “My soul is sorrowful, even unto death. Remain here and be vigilant.” And when he had proceeded on a little ways, he fell prostrate on the ground. He prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him.

“Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Take this chalice from me. But let it be, not as I will, but as you will.”

He went and found them sleeping. “Simon, are you sleeping? Were you not able to be vigilant for one hour?", he said, Watch and pray, so that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” And going away again, he prayed, saying the same words. Upon returning, he found them sleeping yet again, (for their eyes were heavy) and they did not know how to respond to him. And he arrived for the third time, and he said to them “Sleep now, and take rest. It is enough. The hour has arrived. Behold, the Son of man will be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let us go. Behold, he who will betray me is near.”

Mark 14:32-42

Quote taken from "Public Domain Catholic Bible"