It has been a Catholic tradition through the centuries to meditate on the Way of the Cross, so that it becomes our way of life.
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, made that first way of the cross. These stations, called Mary’s Way of the Cross, attempt to present that viewpoint. In these stations we see through Mary’s eyes what Jesus was going through on the way of Calvary. Then we try to make practical applications to our lives.
These stations and these words are not the heart of the matter; the heart of the matter is to go deeper and deeper into the sufferings of Christ, so that we might come out of this spiritual journey with an appreciation of what Christ did for us, and a deeper love for him and for our brothers and sisters.
“We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.” Rev Andrew Costello, C.Ss.R