Friday, March 14, 2008

More on the Stations...

When I get a chance, I'll write a short write up on the origin of the stations and the graces we obtain in their recitation. For now, though, check out this super amazing article from (of course) New Advent:

The Stations of the Cross (also known as The Via Dolorosa)

From the article:
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.



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