The Five Sorrowful Mysteries
The Poverello of Assisi Retreat House was given the gift of life-size statues that emulate Christ's sorrowful mysteries during his Passion. The scenes were formerly showcased at the San Fernando Mission, then donated to the retreat center for display there. The statues have been repaired twice following earthquakes in the region, and are now housed behind glass at the retreat center for periodic viewings. The five Sorrowful Mysteries of Christ's Passion include: the agony in the garden of Gethsemane, the scourging at the pillar, the crowning with thorns, the carrying of the cross, and the crucifixion of Christ.
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