Pray the Way of the Cross
at your computer
Michael Buller found this very cool Way of the Cross that you can use to meditate and pray right at your computer.
The Way of the Cross is also referred to as the Stations of the Cross or the Via Dolorosa.
From the Catholic Encyclopedia:“The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn. It is very usual, when the devotion is performed publicly, to sing a stanza of the “Stabat Mater” while passing from one Station to the next. [I]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.
Sacred Heart and Queen of All Saints use the Way of the Cross prayers written by St. Alphonsus Liguori. It is probably the most used version in the world. (The link will send you to Fisheaters – a great resource for the Catholic faith; just scroll down a bit to find the text of the prayer.)
Althought I can’t find a version of it available on the web to link to, personally, I prefer the Way of the Cross written by Archbishop Fulton Sheen (a man who will undoubtedly soon become a saint.)