'The officers of justice come forth with the criminals condemned; and in the midst of these also moves forward unto death the King of heaven, tbe only-begotten Son of God, laden with his cross: And bearing His own cross, He went forth to that place which is called Calvary. Do ye too, O blessed Seraphim, sally forth from heaven, and come and accompany your Lord, who is going to Calvary, there to be executed, together with the malefactors, upon a gibbet of infamy.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori