The Way of the Cross9781910644027
By St Josemaria Escriva
Let St. Josemaría lead you through the Stations of the Cross and help you joyfully walk the way of the Cross in your daily life. St. Josemaria provides meditations for each of the stations on the Way of the Cross. These meditations are especially suited to help find paths to holiness in the ordinary circumstances of everyday life.
- Beautifully illustrated with exquisite color paintings of the Stations of the Cross.
- Pocket-size, sturdy booklet.
"The Way of the Cross is not a sad devotion. Msgr. Escriva taught many times that Christian joy has its roots in the shape of a cross. If the Passion of Christ is a way of pain, it is also a path of hope leading to certain victory. As he explained in one of his homilies: You should realize that God wants you to be glad and that, if you do all you can, you will never for a moment be without the Cross. But that Cross is no longer a gallows. It is the throne from which Christ reigns. And at his side, his Mother, our Mother too. The Blessed Virgin will obtain for you the strength that you need to walk decisively in the footsteps of her Son" (Friends of God).
-Bishop Alvaro del Portillo
St. Josemaria Escriva was born in Spain in 1902 and was ordained a priest in 1926. In 1928, he received the divine inspiration to found Opus Dei, a Catholic organization of lay people and priests who try to grow close to God through their ordinary lives. St. Josemaria died in 1975 and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002.