This is the first book to introduce the fourteen joyful and highly symbolic events that make up the Via Lucis, the Christian Way of Light, an ancient spiritual tradition celebrating the post-Resurrection life of Christ on Earth.
The Stations of the Light, with its 'good news' of healing and salvation, is becoming an increasingly popular devotion throughout the United States and the world, and was recognized by the Vatican in its Jubilee 2000 campaign. While Christians of all denominations are familiar with the Stations of the Cross, few know how to celebrate the Stations of the Light, a practice that came into being through inspiration from ancient Roman sources.
Stations of the Light is a clear and inspiring guide to making this ancient ritual part of contemporary Christian life. The stations mark the fourteen sacred events in the post-Easter story, from 'Jesus Rises from the Dead' to 'Pentecost: The Risen Lord Sends the Holy Spirit.' For each one, Mary Ford-Grabowsky presents a variety of spiritual practices that invite readers to form their own realistic and sacred image of the event. Beginning with relaxation and releasing the imagination, these exercises are designed to help convey the story and foster inspiration, and include ancient and contemporary meditations, reflections, and prayers; as well as journal writing, artwork, music, and mantras.
Mary Ford-Grabowsky is an award-winning author and teacher in the field of theology and spirituality. After receiving her doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary, she taught in the religious studies department at Regis College, edited the journal Fellowship in Prayer, and became academic dean at the University of Creation Spirituality in the San Francisco Bay area. Among her books are Stations of the Light, Sacred Voices, Woman Prayers , Prayers for All People, and Sacred Poems and Prayers of Love .
An experienced lecturer, workshop leader, and radio and television speaker, she is featured on the widely-acclaimed CD produced by the BBC, Hildegard von Bingen in Portrait, and her interview with "New Dimensions" radio in California was reproduced on a four-disc set called Women of Wisdom. She and her husband live in Massachusetts.