By the merits of Thy Precious Blood, shed seven times, keep me ever united to Thee; save me at death from the agonizing memory of a wasted life.
5. The Carrying of the Cross emphasizes patience in carrying my cross though life, as the second means of keeping my life in union with God. His Cross crushed Him to the ground. Old Wounds were widened. New Wounds were opened in His hands and Knees. To carry my cross patiently in union with His is my best penance for past sin and the best protection against future sin.