Way of the Cross by St. Alphonsus Liguori (voice and with chant)

For your Lenten spiritual warfare, here are two version of the Via Crucis, the Way or Stations of the Cross, by St. Alphonsus Liguori.

If people a truly impeded from going to a church, chapel or place where the Stations have been formally set up (which is a requirement for the indulgence to be gained) you can still gain an indulgence by spending at least a half hour in meditation on the Cross and death of the Lord.  This recording might be of help.

One version is plain, just my voice.  The other is the same voice recording, but with the Gregorian chant Sequence Stabat Mater interlaced between the stations.


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UPDATE: The Way of the Cross – Joseph Ratzinger (Good Friday – 2005)


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  1. Memphis Aggie says:

    Very timely, thank you Father

  2. Flambeaux says:

    Thank you, Father. I was just suggesting the Via Crucis to some non-Catholic friends who have a growing interest in Lenten devotional practice.

    Very timely.

    I’ll see what I can do about contributing to the Veyron fund in the near future.

  3. Ken says:

    One day I would like to find a parish that had Stations in Latin.


  4. Ken: One day I would like to find a parish that had Stations in Latin.

    Unless it was a truly international parish, very cosmopolitan, I am not sure why that would be a good idea.

  5. Flambeaux says:

    Probably not a good idea, even for an EF Personal Parish.

    But there is nothing that prevents a layman from gathering a small group of interested folks and doing so, AFAIK.

  6. SophiaGrace says:

    Father: Thank you!

  7. snowy says:

    Thank you for this and for having your website.

  8. Mary Pat says:

    Thank you, Father! My daughter is downloading it for me now. I haven’t heard it yet, but it has to be better than the “my other self” stations that they do in my parish.

  9. Jillian says:

    Thank you, Fr. Z! I love these! I hope you will put up more podcazts (and prayercazts) as your time allows.

  10. Dave Pawlak says:

    Personally, I’m more partial to the Franciscan method of the Via Crucis…does anyone know of parishes or other places which pray the Stations according to that method?

  11. Mary W says:

    Thank you, Father Z.

  12. Amy says:

    THANK YOU!!!! This is a great way for my children to make the stations with me, without me trying to hold the baby, calm the toddler, read the words and turn the pages. Oh, and try to do this in a “spiritual” manner.

  13. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Thank you, Father, for posting this very moving setting of the Stations of the Cross.

  14. Jonathan says:

    Dear Father Z:

    Thank you for yet another wonderful enrichment to my spiritual life. I listened and prayed with you while I was out running this morning. For sure I will pray it again in church this week. It really felt as though I was making the devotion with you Father Z, and found it very much preferable to fumbling my way through on my own.

    The Saint Alphonsus meditations are also wonderfully well chosen, simple, easy to understand, profound and memorable. But is struck me how unworthy I am to pray as he does. If only my love for Christ were so perfect, if only I was ready to offer my life for love of Him not fear of Hell. I approach the prayers as a state of grace that I aspire to but have not yet arrived.

  15. Jonathan says:

    I receive these Podcazts through the iTunes feed, which dribbles them out, a few at a time. But I would like to have all of them on my PDA. Does anyone know how to download the whole lot from the website? I have tried a few times without any success.

  16. Jonathan says:

    Dear Father Z:

    I notice in the Gloria that you use “Holy Spirit” not “Holy Ghost” as the English translation. Given that my 1962 missals use “Holy Ghost” and knowing your attachment to those missals, had rather expected you to do the same. I personally prefer you choice. I also observed the your pronounce “blessed” as one syllable, not two which seems a more modern approach, but chose the more old fashioned “amongst”. Don’t get me wrong, I adore what you have done, but did get thinking about these things during the time I spend with you on the Podcazt.

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