The Way of the Cross: According to St. Alphonsus Liguori
Publisher: TAN Books
Publication Date: January 1, 2009
St. Alphonsus' version of interpreting The Three Hours Devotion walks readers through all fourteen steps of the journey followed by Jesus on His way to Calvary. Through each step and its heavenly reflections, he guides us along an exploration of who we are as spiritual beings and our need for reconciliation in order to reach perfection in life.
As described by Pope Benedict XVI, St. Alphonsus Liguori is "one of those exemplary figures who consecrated their life to the service of God and souls through prayer, asceticism and charity - in his case through his efforts to promote moral theology." Through its simple but powerful spiritual messages, this book reveals why Liguori's words still have such an impact today.
This presentation offers numerous blessings - it invites contemplation; introduces true faith; teaches devotion to Christ's sufferings; directs thoughts away from ourselves and toward God; assists prayer; encourages humility; inspires repentance; creates a spirit of joy in serving Him; stimulates our love for Jesus, and opens up pathways for spiritual progress. This insightful guide proves to be an illuminating tool for those looking to grow closer in faith while living daily lives that glorify God.
St. Alphonsus Liguori was an Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, composer, musician, artist, poet, lawyer, scholastic philosopher, and theologian. He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists). In 1762 he was appointed Bishop of Sant'Agata dei Goti. A prolific writer, he published nine editions of his Moral Theology in his lifetime, in addition to other devotional and ascetic works and letters. Among his best known works are The Glories of Mary and The Way of the Cross, the latter still used in parishes during Lenten devotions. He was canonized in 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius IX in 1871. One of the most widely read Catholic authors, Alphonsus Liguori is the patron saint of confessors.
Not quite what I expected. Similar to the pamphlets used at my parish for the Stations of the Cross during Lent.