This personal Way of the Cross from the Apostleship of Prayer beautifully expresses the deep connection between the Eucharist and the Cross. At each of the fourteen stations, readers are encouraged to offer themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by uniting their sufferings with his in the Eucharist.
The spirituality of the Apostleship of Prayer comes to life in mediations on the classic Catholic Lenten devotion, the Stations of the Cross. Recalling the dramatic events of Jesus’ passion and death helps readers enter more fully into the celebration of the Mass that makes these events present in a real way. Focusing on the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the stations affirm how he gave up his body—his very heart—out of love for all.
Originally written by Rev. Will Prospero, S.J. (1965-2014), and edited by Rev. James Kubicki, S.J., national director of the Apostleship of Prayer, these stations are already beloved by followers of the ministry. Stations of the Cross with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus is beautifully illustrated with artwork of the Stations of the Cross located in the School Sisters of St. Francis’s St. Joseph Chapel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Features & Benefits:
- A fresh take on a classic Catholic devotion that will appeal to readers of other Apostleship of Prayer books, especially Fr. Kubicki’s A Heart on Fire.
"A powerful understanding of the Eucharist."
"Rev. William Prospero offers a powerful understanding of the Eucharist as Christ’s irresistible attentiveness to our sufferings and shows how Christ invites us, through prayer, to be attentive to his own sufferings. In these Stations of the Cross he unites them in a creative and deeply personal way."
Msgr. Charles Murphy
Author of Reclaiming Francis
"Rev. William Prospero lived the Stations of the Cross."
"Rev. William Prospero lived the Stations of the Cross. These reflections give us a glimpse of how he united himself to Jesus—and they give us the means to do the same."
Pontifical Paul VI Institute of Catechetical and Pastoral Studies
"Encourages us toward personal union with Christ."
"Rev. William Prospero’s sacrificial witness did not end at death. Throughout these meditations, he continues to encourage us toward personal union with Christ nailed to endless crosses throughout the world and to ‘hear his voice and sense the beating of his heart’—our salvation!"
Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowic, O.P.
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist