"I hope you will recognize and experience the link between your particular crosses and Christ's Passion," says Norbertine Father Alfred McBride in the Introduction, "and see the purpose Jesus had in living and dying among us. There is no love without sacrifice." When we pray the Stations of the Cross, one of the Church’s most familiar and beloved devotions, we witness Jesus’ immense suffering and become much closer to him in his Passion.
Fr. Alfred McBride uses personal stories and Scripture to show you how to maintain your fidelity to God, yourself, and others in a world that is growing increasingly resistant to accepting God's grace. Fr. McBride not only shares his own experiences with faithfulness, but he also relies on research and advice from experts to show you how faithfulness is possible--even today.
Deepen your devotion to the Blessed Mother with this unique look at Mary’s relationship with her son throughout Jesus’ life - and beyond. Fr. McBride invites us to know Mary not only as the young mother of a newborn but also as the nurturer and caretaker of her son through his adolescence and into his adult ministry. We see Mary in grief at Christ’s death, and we meet her as the mother of the infant Church at Pentecost. These 42 reflections help us understand the whole picture of Mary as a mother.