"What does it mean to have a part in the Cross of Christ? It means to experience, in the Holy Spirit, the love hidden within the Cross of Christ. It means to recognize, in the light of this love, our own cross.” — Pope Saint John Paul II
The Way of the Cross with Saint John Paul II provides a simple but profound opportunity to practice this devotion publicly or privately, during — and beyond — the Lenten season.
Each of the fourteen stations is interpreted in light of one aspect or event in the life of John Paul II, from tragic losses to physical and emotional demands, his long illness, and the assassination attempt. His lived experience of the Cross is further confirmed by the words of fourteen witnesses who knew him or who were influenced by him.
Walk the Way of the Cross with Saint John Paul and, like him, come to know the love of Christ that allows us “to take up that cross once more and, strengthened by this love, to continue our journey."
A new and fruitful way to consider the Way of the Cross, not just in public display, but in our private meditation and reflection. At each of the 15 stations we are accompanied by a saint whose thoughts reveal the light-filled moment behind the darkness of each moment.
During his papacy, Pope John Paul II ardently encouraged the faithful to return to the rosary, knowing that through Mary and the Rosary we come to know the person of Jesus Christ. In this book you will find the spiritual fruit that accompanies each mystery, a short reflection on how St. John Paul II embodied the spiritual fruit, scripture, and quotes from the saint himself.
Make Lent and Holy week even more meaningful with brief daily meditations that will help focus on Our Lord’s passion and resurrection alongside his mother, Mary. Focusing on various themes from self-control to generosity, you will be brought into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Each daily meditation includes Scripture, a question to think about or act to consider, and a short prayer to the Blessed Mother.