Our Saviour speaks little during His Passion. All His words, though uttered in the presence of an enraged populace, breathe a divine calm. They are simple and contain no bitterness toward His enemies, but are always victorious by the force of truth and justice. They are not dictated by passion; they are inspired by pure wisdom, pure truth, pure love for the glory of God and for the salvation of souls. Let us follow the order of the different scenes of the Passion from the Garden of Olives to Calvary; let us listen to the words which the Man-God utters, first in the Garden; then at the house of Caiphas; thirdly, before Pilate; fourthly, on the way to Calvary; fifthly, we will endeavor to interpret His mysterious silence at the court of Herod; and we will conclude by the meditation on the seven last words on the cross.
"A single tear shed at the remembrance of the Passion of Jesus is worth more than a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, or a year of fasting on bread and water." St. Augustine
By Rev. F.X. Schouppe, S.J. First published in 1889! 86 page booklet.