Friday, July 23, 2010

Meditation on the Sufferings of Jesus

"In order to fix your mind firmly on the presence of God, take each day one of the fourteen Stations of Our Lord in His Passion and dwell on it more particularly. Jesus wishes that we recall all the sufferings He has endured for us."

~ Sr. M.G., a deceased nun, from An Unpublished Manuscript on Purgatory ~

Plenary Indulgence possible for making the Way of the Cross,
which can be offered for the souls in Purgatory.

In conclusion it may be safely asserted that there is no devotion more richly endowed with indulgences than the Way of the Cross, and none which enables us more literally to obey Christ's injunction to take up our cross and follow Him. A perusal of the prayers usually given for this devotion in any manual will show what abundant spiritual graces, apart from the indulgences, may be obtained through a right use of them, and the fact that the Stations may be made either publicly or privately in any church renders the devotion specially suitable for all. One of the most popularly attended Ways of the Cross at the present day is that in the Colosseum at Rome, where every Friday the devotion of the Stations is conducted publicly by a Franciscan Father. (For more detailed information from this source, click here.)

~ Related post from Eucharistic Adoration for Priests: The 15 Prayers of St. Bridget of Sweden ~

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