For the last few years, my parish has offered a unique interpretation of the Stations of the Cross during Lent: “Mary’s Way of the Cross,” by Fr. Richard Furey, CSsR. It’s a dramatic, poignant, heart-wrenching retelling of the Passion, through the eyes of Christ’s mother. We do it with up to 20 altar servers, music and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. I never cease to be amazed at the turnout for this devotion — hundreds show up week after week.
It’s also a ministry that my wife and I are able to do together; I lead the stations, and she narrates Mary’s meditations.
Curious? “Currents” did a short piece on this last week. Take a look below.
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10 men today were ordained as Permanent Deacons for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. This group of men was formally selected on the day the evacuation of New Orleans began as Hurricane Katrina approached. The immediate aftermath of the storm for this class would be