The Way of the Cross is a road which leads through death to resurrection. Prayed in union with Christ, it is the sure way to fullness of life, to holiness, to God. As St Paul of the Cross, Founder of the Passionists, never tired of saying: ‘the Passion of Christ is the greatest and most stupendous work of Divine Love.’ We actually find our way into that love, he adds, ‘by immersion in the sea of Christ’s Passion, which allows entrance into the ocean of God’s Love.’ This is at the very heart of the Way of the Cross.
As you follow Christ’s steps on this Journey, take your time over the Scripture, Thought and Prayer for each Station, and let them become simply a help to your own reflection and meditation on each statue. The Way of the Cross is your prayer.
Open my heart, Lord, to the presence and action of your Holy Spirit as I journey with you through this Sacred Garden to Calvary’s hill. Engulfed in the mystery of your passion, may I discover anew God’s love for me and for all the world.