Following Mary to Calvary

Every year, my wife and I have the privilege of leading our parish’s Stations of the Cross during Lent, using a version that drives home the humanity of the experience in a profoundly moving way.

It’s called “Mary’s Way of the Cross,” by Richard Furey (you can read it all here) and it’s become an enduring tradition at our church.  Tonight, we begin Mary’s journey again.  More than a meditation, it’s a complete event, with a dozen or so altar servers, torchbearers, music and Benediction.   Two years ago, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s cable station NET did a short piece on this devotion, which gives you a small taste of what we do.  Check it out below.  And if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by. We do this every Friday night at 7:30.

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  1. Regina Faighes says:

    I am looking forward to attending this tonight. it is my favorite Lenten devotion. Siobhain had such a lovely Marian countenance and she always touches my heart and soul when sbe does this reading. God bless you both for continuing this very special and deeply meaningful Lenten tradition at our beloved parish!

  2. Deacon Norb says:

    In a box in a storage room of the church we have maybe 100 pamphlets each on maybe four separate programs for the Stations of the Cross. I have used the “Mary’s Way of the Cross” on occasion. It always makes an impact.

  3. Looking at the pain the Mother of Jesus must have endured during the Passion is indeed moving. We watch “The Passion of the Cross” each year as part of lent and sometimes try to focus on Mary’s view.

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