Reading the Stations of the Cross

Narrated by Fr. Agostino Taumaturgo.

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This holy devotion commemorates the various incidents that occurred during Jesus’ painful journey with his Cross from the tribunal of Pilate to the hill of Calvary.

It is tradition that the Blessed Virgin daily made a visit to the scenes of Christ’s Passion, and from the earliest times Christians flocked to Jerusalem to visit those holy places. For those who were unable to make such a pilgrimage, but who wished in spirit to accompany it, the custom arose throughout Europe of setting up representations of the different incidents of the Passion, which, since 1731, have definitely been restricted to our present fourteen stations.

All this devotion requires is to meditate, however briefly and according to one’s ability, on the Passion of our Lord, and to go from one station to another. No vocal prayers are necessary, but it is common for groups and congregations to use some or other set of prayers.


About Agostino

Originally from Queens, N.Y., and having grown up in Dayton, OH, Agostino Taumaturgo is a unique figure. He is the product of the unlikely combination of coming from a Traditional Roman Catholic background and a spirituality-friendly home. It was in this home that Agostino first learned the basics of meditation, prayer, and spiritual working. In time Agostino completed his theology studies and was ordained to the priesthood and was later consecrated a bishop. He has since left the Traditional movement and brings this knowledge to the “outside world” through his teaching and writing, discussing spiritual issues and practical matters through the lens of traditional Christian theology.
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