Jesus did not descend from the Cross, but remained on it till His death. He has truly died. A profound sacrifice, complete. He has fallen into God's hands. When taken down, He rested on the bosom of His beloved Mother as He had so often done in life. Jesus' lifeless body lays in his mother's arms.
so much to be consoled as to console,
as Mary Our Blessed Mother
did at the foot of the cross.
My Jesus, pardon and mercy through the merits of thy sacred wounds.