In The Way of the Cross we can enter the last journey of Jesus. Many artists have given their interpretation of the events which these stations recall. Frances Biggs has done this through her lived experience of the passion of Jesus. The text draws on one persons reflection on Frances art, the stations themselves, and the way in which Jesus still lives his passion and death today.
This booklet may be used for personal prayer, especially in Holy Week. It may be used as a reflection for a public stations of the cross in church on Good Friday.
Donal Neary SJ is the author of several successful books, including seasonal reflections for Lent and Advent, as well as books for young people. He is parish priest at the church of St Francis Xavier, Gardiner St, Dublin, while his previous work was in youth retreats at Mater Dei Institute of Education and in Tabor House, Dublin and as teacher in Belvedere College. He was vocations director for the Jesuits from 1982-1988. He was born in Dublin in 1945.
Many artists over the centuries have interpreted in their varied ways the events the last journey of Jesus, which the Stations of the Cross bring to our mind. In this little book Frances Biggs does this through her own imaginative reliving of the Passion. In his text Fr Neary reflects on Frances art, on the Stations, and the way in which Jesus still lives His passion and death today. Seeing the place in this way was at the heart of St Ignatiuss own spiritual exercises. Intended, of course, for private prayer, this book may also be of some assistance to groups making the Stations on Good Friday.
- Peter Costello, The Irish Catholic, 26 March 2009