To help men go deeper into the Passion of the Christ, Every Catholic Man offers this special 11-part series. 

The Passion of Jesus Christ (1 of 11) – Jesus undergoes the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane – Jn 18:1-12

Jesus undergoes the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. Every Catholic man can grow in happiness by seeking the Gift of Knowledge from the Holy Spirit so he can always have deep contrition for his sins and by building the Virtue of Obedience so he can strive to conform his will to the Will of God. Read the Devotional here.

The Passion of Jesus Christ (2 of 11) – Jesus is condemned to death by the Jewish leadership – Mt 26:57-68, 27:1-10

Jesus is condemned to death by the Jewish leadership. Every Catholic man can grow in happiness by building the Virtue of Kindness so he can bear love instead of false witness and by seeking the Virtue of Hope so he can never fail to place his hope in God and reject suicide. Read the Devotional here.

The Passion of Jesus Christ (3 of 11) – Jesus’s prophecy of St. Peter’s three denials come true – Mt 26:69-75

Jesus’s prophecy of St. Peter’s three denials come true. Every Catholic man can grow in happiness by building the Virtue of Prudence so he only makes promises he is able and willing to keep and by cultivating the Virtue of Truth so he can always avoid making false oaths of any kind. Read the Devotional here.

The Passion of Jesus Christ (4 of 11) – Jesus is interrogated by Pilate and Herod – Jn 18:28-38, Lk 23:6-12

Jesus is interrogated by Pilate and Herod. Every Catholic man can grow in happiness by seeking the Gift of Knowledge from the Holy Spirit so he can be guided by God when he is confronted by prideful men and by building the Virtue of Fortitude so he can imitate Christ when facing and enduring persecution. Read the Devotional here.

The Passion of Jesus Christ (5 of 11) – Jesus is rejected by the Jewish mob and is scourged – Mt 27:15-21; Jn 18:39-19:3

Jesus is rejected by the Jewish mob and is scourged. Every Catholic man can grow in happiness by seeking the Gift of Counsel from the Holy Spirit so he can make holy choices, especially when faced with difficult decisions, and by pursuing the Virtue of Self-control so he can remember and meditate upon the Scourging of Jesus and grow in Chastity. Read the Devotional here.

The Passion of Jesus Christ (6 of 11) – Jesus is crowned with thorns and mocked by Roman soldiers – Jn 19:2-3; Mt 27:27-30; Mk 15:16-19

Jesus is crowned with thorns and mocked by Roman soldiers. Every Catholic man can grow in happiness by pursuing the Virtue of Justice so he can always refuse to cooperate with evil and by building the Virtue of Courage by meditating upon the the Crowning with Thorns of Jesus Christ. Read the Devotional here.

 

 

The Passion of Jesus Christ (7 of 11) – Jesus is condemned to death after the Jewish mob calls for His crucifixion – Jn 19:4-16; Mt 27:24-26

Jesus is condemned to death after the Jewish mob calls for His crucifixion. Every Catholic man can grow in happiness by seeking the Fruit of Goodness from the Holy Spirit so he can frequently remember to have sorrow that his own sins contributed to Christ’s Crucifixion and be moved to pray for all sinners and by building the Virtue of Diligence so he can regularly be freed from his sins in the Sacrament of Penance. Read the Devotional here.

 

The Passion of Jesus Christ (8 of 11) – Jesus carries His Cross to the place of The Skull – Lk 23:26-33

Jesus carries His Cross to the place of The Skull. Every Catholic man can grow in happiness by building the Virtue of Sacrifice so he can embrace self-sacrifice and follow Jesus Christ and by pursuing the Virtue of Patience so he can endure the sorrows of his own personal cross. Read the Devotional here.

 

The Passion of Jesus Christ (9 of 11) – Jesus is crucified and suffers on the Cross – Mt 27:35-44

Jesus is crucified and suffers on the Cross. Every Catholic man can grow in happiness by seeking the Gift of Wisdom from the Holy Spirit so he can imitate Jesus Christ from the Cross and forgive others and by building the Virtue of Sacrifice so he can heroically sacrifice himself to build Christ’s Holy Catholic Church. Read the Devotional here.

 

The Passion of Jesus Christ (10 of 11) – Jesus dies on the Cross – Mt 27:45-56

Jesus dies on the Cross. Every Catholic man can grow in happiness by building the Virtue of Gratitude so he can give Jesus thanks that He personally died to save him and by pursuing the Virtue of Piety so he can more fully receive the fruits of Holy Communion. Read the Devotional here.

 

The Passion of Jesus Christ (11 of 11) – The dead body of Jesus is taken down from the Cross and placed in the Holy Sepulcher – Jn 19:31-42; Mt 27:57-66

The dead body of Jesus is taken down from the Cross and placed in the Holy Sepulcher. Every Catholic man can grow in happiness by seeking the Virtue of Hope so he can always trust Jesus to raise his body from decay and death and by building the Virtue of Charity so he can help many to receive life in Christ through the Sacrament of Baptism. Read the Devotional here.