Tag Archives: Way of the Cross

Palm Sunday: The sacrificial offering of Christ’s Passion. Catholic Inspiration

Caraviggio, The Entombment of Christ, 1604, Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City. (My photo)

We read the Passion of the Lord every year to remember the Lord’s sacrificial offering for the salvation of the world. May our reflection inspire us to live the gift of our lives, bought by the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: in six parts. Catholic Inspiration

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This six part retreat was given during Lent in 2021 at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Each session stands alone and can be heard in any order. However, they are listed below in the order they were given. May these reflections help us draw closer to Christ and one another.

Part 1 – Confronting Injustice – February 18, 2021

Part 2 – Jesus falls three times – February 25, 2021

Part 3 – Simon and Veronica – March 4, 2021

Part 4 – Jesus is stripped – March 11, 2021

Part 5 – Jesus is crucified – March 18, 2021

Part 6 – Jesus dies – March 25, 2021


Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Jesus dies. Catholic Inspiration

This sixth and final installment of the Lent Retreat focuses on the reality of death in the last three Stations: Jesus dies, Jesus is taken down from the Cross and Jesus is laid in the tomb. As the Lord triumphed over death through his resurrection, we recognize that death is our doorway that leads to eternal life with Christ.

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Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Jesus is crucified. Catholic Inspiration

My photo of the 11th Station at Chiesa Nuova in Rome.

In this 5th installment of the Lent Retreat, Fr. Andrew talks about the sacrificial offering of Christ on the Cross…inspiring us to recognize the Crosses in our lives and carry them with the hope we have in the Lord’s triumph.

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Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Jesus is stripped. Catholic Inspiration

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This fourth installment of the Lenten Retreat focuses on the humiliation and shame associated with being stripped of dignity. As the Lord experiences some of the most painful aspects of mental anguish, we take comfort that he redeems it with His saving love.

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Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Two examples of service. Catholic Inspiration

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This third installment of the Lenten Retreat focuses on two people who serve Jesus along the Way of the Cross: Simon of Cyrene and Veronica. May their example inspire us to discover how we might serve the face of Jesus today.

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2nd Sunday of Lent: The hope of the Transfiguration. Catholic Inspiration

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The Transfiguration of Christ offers a glimpse of God’s glory on the way to the Cross. This moment – seeing Jesus as he reigns in Heaven – offers us hope as we carry our crosses, confident in the Lord’s victory.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Lent

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Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Christ falls 3x. Catholic Inspiration

The Way of the Cross in Jerusalem: Pilgrimage in December 2019

The three falls of Jesus on the Way of the Cross express our awareness of the humanity of Jesus through his Incarnation; he becomes like us – taking on our human weakness – to redeem our weakness and restore us to grace.

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Walking with Mary on the Way of the Cross: Confronting injustice. Catholic Inspiration

This is the first of a six-part Lenten Retreat where Fr. Andrew reflects on a different aspect of the Stations of Cross each night. In this presentation Jesus is the key to help us understand how we confront the injustices and evils in our lives.

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Daily Mass: The path that leads to the Cross. Catholic Inspiration

As Jesus speaks to the disciples about his suffering and death on the Cross, he must also contend with the pettiness that often accompanies our human nature…teaching how we offer our lives in service of one another.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent

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