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Audio Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross are a traditional devotion to our Lord’s passion that is rooted in the Incarnation. Our God was born into history and lived among us at a particular place and time. This makes it possible to travel to the actual places where Jesus lived, suffered, died and rose from the dead.

From the earliest days of the Church, pilgrims would come to Jerusalem to walk the Via Dolorosa, the Way of Sorrows, to follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ in the final hours of his passion, as a way to prayerfully unite themselves to the mystery of his redemptive suffering.

Since the Middle Ages, when pilgrimages to the Holy Land became more dangerous due to Muslim aggression, churches have taken to setting up Stations of the Cross, either outdoors or within church buildings, as a way of making a spiritual pilgrimage to walk the final hours with Jesus.

These audio recordings are meant to help you make such a spiritual pilgrimage with our Lord through the streets of Jerusalem, all the way to Calvary. Whether you listen to them in a church, on an outdoor Stations of the Cross trail, or while taking a walk around your own neighborhood, I suggest you make ample use of the pause button to give yourself time for silent reflection in between each station.

My prayer for you is that by listening to these reflections on the Stations of the Cross, you may be drawn ever more deeply into the redemptive mystery of our Lord’s suffering and death, so that you may participate more fully in the glory of his resurrection.