AUDIO: Way of the Cross in different versions read by Fr. Z

Here are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross.


For priests, especially, try The Way Of The Cross For Priests from the Benedictines of Silverstream Priory.  HERE.  Would you consider getting copies of this for your priests where you are?  Lay people: pray it for priests.

Below are readings of the Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross, composed by

  • Joseph Card. Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI, for the 2005 Good Friday observance at the Colosseum in Rome
  • St. Alphonus Liguori
  • Bl. John Henry Newman
  • Silverstream Priory – The Way Of The Cross For Priests

There are two versions of the Way by St. Alphonsus Liguori. One is plain with just my voice. The other is the same voice recording but with the Gregorian chant Sequence Stabat Mater interlaced between the stations.

In times past, before updating the blog software, I could post these all in one post with multiple players. But that ability is gone. The most popular of these was the version by Joseph Ratzinger. It was downloaded some 24000 times.  Now my stats are limited to the plugin player (top).

St. Alphonsus de Liguori without chant


St. Alphonsus de Liguori without chant

Joseph Ratzinger – 2005 Good Friday at the Colosseum

St. John Henry Newman

Via Crucis For Priests from Silverstream Priory

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2 Responses to AUDIO: Way of the Cross in different versions read by Fr. Z

  1. trespinos says:

    While the Way by St. Alphonsus is deservedly revered, it contains one disturbing error in the fifth station, wherein he states that “the Jews” constrained Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross, which statement is directly contrary to the words of the Synoptic gospels, all of which state that “the soldiers”, did the deed. Mel Gibson got this right, you will remember, where our saint unaccountably did not. Certainly, one could say that the Jewish authorities who intended the crucifixion intended this lead-in to it, but surely it is wrong to attribute to their malice what the gospels specifically attribute to the Roman soldiers. I cringe to hear our priests repeat this year after year.

  2. Dismas says:

    I would say that my own personal favorite Stations were by St. Francis.

    Much to the dismay of many in this deviant era, his writings are *not* as popularly advertised. This is true here as well, providing a much needed sting to the flaccid conscience.

    [I did a reading of St Francis as well, but the stats on it were so low, compared to the others, that I didn’t post it.]

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