These stations of the Cross were written by Saint John Newman in 1860.
The Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, C.O. (February 21, 1801 – August 11, 1890) was an English convert to Roman Catholicism, later made a cardinal, and in 1991 proclaimed ‘Venerable’. In early life he was a major figure in the Oxford Movement to bring the Church of England back to its Catholic roots.
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee and I detest my sins above every other evil because they displease Thee, my God, Who, in Thy infinite wisdom, art so deserving of all my love and I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace never more to offend Thee and to amend my life. Amen.