THE SECOND SORROWFUL MYSTERY
THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR
Our Father...

They led Jesus away to the high priest, and all the chief priests and
the elders and the scribes came together.  (Mark 14:53)
Hail Mary...

The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain
testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they found
none.  (Mark 14:55)  
Hail Mary...

The high priest rose before the assembly and questioned Jesus,
saying, "Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against
you?"  But he was silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest
asked him and said to him, "Are you the Messiah, the son of the
Blessed One?"  (Mark 14:60,61)  
Hail Mary...

Then Jesus answered, "I am; and 'you will see the Son of Man seated
at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of
heaven.'  (Mark 14:62)  
Hail Mary...

At that the high priest tore his garments and said, "What further
need have we of witnesses?  You have heard the blasphemy. What do
you think?" They all condemned him as deserving to die.
(Mark 14:63,64)  
Hail Mary...

As soon as morning came, the chief priests with the elders and the
scribes, that is, the whole Sanhedrin, held a council.  They bound
Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate.  (Mark 15:1)
Hail Mary...

Now Jesus stood before the governor, and he questioned him, "Are
you the king of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You say so."  (Matthew 27:11)
Hail Mary...

Jesus answered, "My kingdom does not belong to this world. If my
kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants (would) be fighting
to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my
kingdom is not here."  (John 18:36)  
Hail Mary...

So Pilate said to him, "Then you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You
say I am a king.  For this I was born and for this I came into the
world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth
listens to my voice."  (John 18:37)  
Hail Mary...

Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged.  (John 19:1)
Hail Mary...

Lord, grant them eternal rest and let perpetual light shine
upon them.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of
hell. Lead all souls into heaven, especially those in most
need of Thy Mercy.

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Lord, Jesus Christ, through Your painful Scourging which You tolerated so patiently for
us sinners, we ask You to have Mercy on the Poor Souls in Purgatory!  Retract from
them the pain of Your Anger and give them Eternal Relief.