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Stations of the Cross

Based on the ceremony led by Pope Francis, 19 April 2019, at the Colosseum, Rome, written by Sister Eugenia Bonetti. Introduction: We walk this way of the Cross in union with the poor, the outcast of our societies and all those who, even now, are enduring crucifixion as victims of our indifference and hardness of […]

Thursday 17 October

St Ignatius of Antioch (M) Romans 3:21-30; Psalm 130; Luke 11:47-54 or Philippians 3:17–4:1; Psalm 34:2-9; John 12:24-26 Taste and see St Ignatius was the first Bishop of Antioch after St Peter. Both were martyred in Rome, Peter by crucifixion (c. 67 AD), and Ignatius, by wild beasts (c. 107 AD). Ignatius wrote letters encouraging […]

Friday 14 September

Exhaltation of the Cross Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 78; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17 No holding back The crucifixion is the ultimate expression of loving sacrifice. Christ’s goal was to do the Father’s will, to make the world holy through his sacrificial love. Today’s feast has a very challenging aspect. At Baptism we are sealed with the […]

Lent in Stained Glass

The Sorrowful Mysteries The Agony in the Garden This window from St Mary of the Angels, Wellington [1] shows the scene in its simplest form, with the angels offering Jesus the cup, and the apostles asleep. The window from St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, [2] is more complex, and shows Jerusalem and the marauding crowd, baying […]

God’s Plan of Life for Us

Jesus and Mary: One Together As long as God has been God – and that is without any beginning, eternally – he has desired that we human creatures should also be his children. Since the Fall, the gift of God comes to us only through Christ, through ‘being born from above,’ as Jesus said to […]

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross Artwork by Brother Martin Erspamer OSB, from the Community Prayer Edition, Stations of the Cross,
by Timothy Radcliffe OP, © Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 2015.

Tuesday 22 July

St Mary Magdalene 2 Cor 5:14-17; Ps 63; John 20:1-2, 11-18 Concern for others After Jesus’s mother, Mary Magdalene would be the woman closest to him. She anointed his weary feet. She was with him on the road to Calvary, then at the crucifixion, then at his burial. She was the first to check the […]

Significance of the Stations of the Cross are not missed by the young

Some years ago, little three-year-old Jorge (George) brought this all home to me and my Marist brother, Fr. Paul Frechette S.M., in Callao, Peru. With much loving effort, and guided by Fr. Paul, the youth had prepared a script and special costumes for a Stations of the Cross in the shanty in which he lived. […]