Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. offers three powerful devotions from the Lenten practices of the faithful at St Dominic’s Priory church, the Rosary Shrine in London, UK.
The Stations of the Cross feature photographs of the splendid stations in St Dominic’s to accompany the traditional prayers and Fr Lawrence’s meditations.
The Canticle of the Passion is a 16th Century devotion based on the words of Scripture revealed to the mystic and stigmatic St Catherine de Ricci. Dominican nuns traditionally pray it on Fridays in Lent.
Finally, Fr Lawrence offers a set of recollections on the Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross, forming a powerful object of contemplation for Holy Week.
"Through these images of the way of the cross, and through these meditations on Christ’s passion and his love for you and me, my hope is that you will be impressed – in every sense of the word – by the weight and madness and intensity of God’s love for us, that you will be renewed in your baptismal commitment to follow that way of love, and that, having followed Christ to the end, you and I will also share in Love’s victory over sin, death and all the woes of our mortal nature."