Though often thought of as a towering intellect and theologian, Cardinal Newman’s writings reveal a man who possessed a simple devotion to Jesus and Mary. These powerful meditations on the Stations of the Cross, originally written for his parishioners in the Birmingham Oratory Church, can aid us with the simple and singular focus on Christ’s passion and our own failings which contributed to it.
Groups of prayers bookend the fourteen meditations which, though short enough to be read in a matter of minutes, can open up the mystery of Christ’s passion and deepen the meaning of our Lenten journey.
Canonized in 2019, St. John Henry Cardinal Newman has become a new jewel in the crown of the Church. The wisdom found in his writings rival the Church Doctor’s and are a blessing to our contemporary world so bereft of Christ’s presence. Here, Cardinal Newman takes our hand and leads us up the suffering path of Calvary, where the Crucified One awaits.