The ninth station visualises Christ’s third painful fall in the city street. The message of this station is that even when we feel that is impossible to go on, God is our refuge and our help.
Christ went out through the city gate to the hill of Golgotha, which we know in English as ‘Calvary’. When he reached the summit, the soldiers stripped him of his clothes, leaving him naked and defenceless.
The 11th station pictures the crucifixion. At Golgotha, with arms and feet outstretched, Christ was brutally nailed to the cross by the Roman soldiers.
The 13th station is known as the Deposition of Christ. It pictures the body of Jesus being taken down from the cross. Pontius Pilate permitted St Joseph of Arimathaea to remove Christ’s body from the cross.
The 14th station pictures the burial of Christ in the garden tomb of St Joseph of Arimathaea. The faithful few wrapped his body in a linen shroud and sealed him in the tomb.
The Fifth Glorious Mystery of the Rosary is the Coronation of the Virgin Mary. It's a meditation on Mary being crowned the Queen of heaven and earth.
The Fourth Glorious Mystery of the Rosary is the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It's a meditation on Mary's bodily entrance into heaven at the close of her life.
The Third Glorious Mystery of the Rosary is the Descent of the Holy Spirit. It's a meditation on when Christ sent the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and his mother, following his Ascension.
The Second Glorious Mystery of the Rosary is the Ascension of Christ. It's a meditation on Christ's return to heaven, forty days after his Resurrection.
The First Glorious Mystery of the Rosary is the Resurrection of Christ. It's a meditation on Christ's miraculous return to life and the discovery of his empty tomb.