In her recent “Why Catholics Pray” faith enrichment workshops, Sister Pat Thomas spoke about praying the Stations of the Cross as a present reality. Rather than an observance of remote history, the Stations enable us to enter our Lord’s passion in humanity’s contemporary suffering. As a secular Franciscan, I embrace the Stations as a prayer form popularized by the Franciscan family.
Approaching the Lenten season, we feature two contemporary social justice renditions of the stations. “Stations of the Cross – The Way of the Cross Continues,” from Maryknoll Educational Resources, includes an English language CD ROM, a Leaders Guide and 15 posters. The CD ROM plays a 19 minute version with an image, commentary and prayer for each station. On the web, Franciscans International offers guides to the stations with contemporary social justice commentaries. Click here for a pdf file in any of nine languages. Request the Maryknoll title with our on-line Order form or search with the keyword: stations @ click here or call Dan Hardester or Diane Gallagher@ 407-246-4895 (or 4897).