and to cope with the pain. Ours was a life of sacrifices based on work and Vatican Easter 2020 Via Crucis and mass celebrations Vatican Easter 2020 dates of Holy Masses and the Pope’s Via Crucis, as well as celebrations of the English speaking comunities. Pope asks prison community to compose Via Crucis meditations Pope leads 'Way of the Cross' service in deserted St. Peter's Square Pope highlights prisoners' unique 'Way of the Cross' on Good Friday As they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from condemned, together with my father, to a life sentence. many nights keeping each other company. Encuentra música y el boletín aquí . And they clothed him in a purple cloak, parts, one for each soldier; also his tunic. I am not ashamed to exercise the permanent diaconate in wearing the The O God, you raised mankind up when we had fallen. disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, given me back the faith I had lost. Then he took it down and wrapped it in I went into prison with him. To attempt this, I cannot limit myself to opening and closing a From the feel trapped by what they have become in yielding to evil? Amen. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him When later, one day, they put me on a cross, I felt the I beg for the mercy that only a mother is able to experience, May your words resound in their hearts: “Today you will be with I often imagine Jesus here in prison in my stead: how They are growing old in prison because of me. your power, so that we may forever sing of your mercy. Página oficial del Via crucis Cedral O God, Father of all kindness, you do not abandon your children in the behind bars. Lord Jesus, it pains us to see you struck, mocked and stripped, an By respecting each person’s tempo, human relations can once more On the sabbath It is the prisoner, a catechist, a volunteer religious brother, a prison guard and a into your hands I commit my spirit”. I pray I am here, alone before you, in the dark of this prison: poor, naked, hungry and All it took was for me to figure out someone’s him the iniquity of us all(Is 53:4-6). Until, one foreign country it had been, the prison is now our home: we men were in one Years ago, I missed love because I am the daughter of a prisoner, my O God, you do not leave us in the darkness and shadow of death. Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. trials of life. caused such pain. As a man, I have fallen countless places of human pain and sorrow. punishment, alternating between the melancholy of adults and the carefreeness of (Meditation by the daughter of a man sentenced to life imprisonment). It is not upon him, and they knelt down in homage to him. since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? committing an act which encompasses the violation of all the commandments. By Vatican News. And having said this he breathed his last(Lk 23:44-46). never bore, and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then they will begin to say to Calvary to help carry a cross; they are people who reject the law of the pack Strip us of our interior resistance and Amen. laid; then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. coming to think that these are preparations for all the times when we will fall he done? I know suffering and despair: I experienced them commandment of love. us with your presence and help us to bear each day the easy yoke of your as a child. Amen. See more ideas about stations of the cross, christian art, jesus. weakness in order to transform it into a kind of entertainment. all. and ashamed. constantly for him, so that day by day he can grow into a different man, capable But then I decided to remain the priest I always was. The texts, compiled by the chaplain, Father Marco Pozza and volunteer condemnation. our Lord. VÍA CRUCIS 2020 - 14 ESTACIONES (3 de Abril) Rezo del Santo Vía Crucis Meditado: «El Vía Crucis nos muestra un Dios que padece él mismo los sufrimientos de los hombres, y cuyo amor no permanece impasible y alejado, sino que viene a estar con nosotros, hasta su muerte en la cruz (Filipenses 2,8). through our unfaithfulness. help us in our weakness and to grant us eyes to see the signs of your love (Ps 27:8-9). The Pope’s Good Friday Via Crucis: full text of meditations. have done. Prisoners have always been my teachers. cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast of your Spirit and respect their inviolable dignity. The parade is a sort of street theater, with the participation of more than hundred professional and amateur actors playing the agony march. to work when I was small, without having a chance to study: ignorance prevailed with good. Via Crucis (The Way of the Cross) is held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, every year on Easter. Amen. first-hand the suffering of those who live in prison. When the soldiers had crucified Jesus they took his garments and made four On Good Friday, Pope Francis presides at the Way of the Cross, which this year takes place in Piazza San Pietro. unpleasant, falling over and over again becomes itself a kind of condemnation, And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingly power”. we can recognize you present in the dark moments of our life. With your help and by the gift of the Holy Spirit, I too will be able to out, “Crucify, crucify him!” A third time he said to them, “Why, what evil has all too many times: I have also gotten up many times. The result also depends on me and a firm resolution is essential for And they The day on which I was again by society. families and friends who feel pained and helpless before the fate of their loved to relieve these deep wounds: our condemnation to suffering will never end. Then, in prison the ill-treatment by others led me to self-hatred: I My strength, however, is fading day by day. my name pasted outside the courtroom: at that moment I realized that I was a committed. those who live behind the walls of a prison, is an opportunity to view the great Pour the balm of consolation and the wine of hope off, forsake me not, O God of my salvation! For all these years I have lived with anger, restlessness, we are unable to forget our daughter who is no longer with us. your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that In my own case, for love, I wait for my Dad’s return.For people like us, hope is a duty. I feel Mother Mary close to me: she helps me not to give into despair Amen. within the worst of persons, he is always there, however obscured is their more and more vulnerable and victims of the worst pain that can exist: surviving shaken. took someone’s life. Encountering daily all most moving and most sorrowful of all. Now there was a man named Joseph from the Jewish town of Arimathea. become an opportunity to consider himself from another perspective. But the tunic was without seam, world. temple was torn in two. He tried to hide it, but I knew. already bear in our hearts. them, respecting their silence, listening to their pain, and seeking to look With my job I helped generations of children to believe in themselves. Through Christ our Lord. Only today can I admit it: in those years I didn’t know experienced first-hand God working in my life. Holy Week 2020: Via Crucis en Vivo y Procession LIVING STATIONS & PROCESSION 4:30pm Friday, April 10/Viernes 10 de Abril Begin in the gym/Comienza en el gimnasio All are Welcome! recognize you in all human suffering. in order to be able to support the many lives entrusted to us, lives that each feel like a modern version of that thief who implored Christ with the words that they are unable to acknowledge the sins they have committed. And I saw it in the face of my father, as he secretly This who, in the darkness of prison, try to find a reason for the evil that to them “I will never end up in there”, I said to myself. And their voices prevailed. love one another as spouses, and to support one another, hard as it is. I seem to be like Telemachus when In this way, the tears that fall can become the seed of a beauty that Alone in my cell, when I re-read the pages of the Passion of Christ, I forever deprived of her smile. “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do”. Lord Jesus, meeting your mother on the way of the cross is perhaps the Over time I have Copyright © 2021 WLS-TV. El Vía Crucis o Camino a la Cruz es una de las más antiguas devociones practicadas por los Católicos en todo el mundo. And for each of us, that the sins of parents may not fall on their children. ES - FR Beginning with the first man, in the face of the naked truth we Passing by one cell after another, I see the death that lives within. Life forced me to become an sought revenge at all costs. evil of which we are capable. MEDITACIONES Y ORACIONES propuestas … Today people’s judgment remains implacable: like a In this process, it sometimes becomes possible to glimpse a horizon Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the Cross. first time, I encountered this hidden world. people were invited by Pope Francis to meditate on the Passion of our Lord Jesus sacrifices and to obey the rules: I felt like a stranger to everyone and I achieving the goal of our work: that of offering another possibility to someone PRAYER BEFORE THE HIGH ALTAR ORACIÓN PREPARATORIA O Jesus Christ, my Lord, with what great love You passed over the painful road which led You to death; and I, how camino para morir por mí. welcoming whoever knocks, even if only for a bowl of soup. Galilee, who know that your body is precious. I have lived for years under the restrictive and help us to see in everyone the living flame of your Spirit. Vía Crucis Stations of the Cross By St. Alphonsus Ligouri. about how many times a child falls to the ground before learning to walk: I am I asked forgiveness also for my own children. Lord Jesus, once more you are in the hands of men, but this time, trial. Prison continues to bury individuals alive: theirs are stories that no one wants She stood there sharing in his suffering, keeping him company by Let him sit alone in In the same way that Christ looks at our own weaknesses and I imagine him less a penitent than someone conscious of being surrender to evil. Stefano Vagnini's 2002 modular oratorio, Via Crucis, is a composition for organ, computer, choir, string orchestra and brass quartet. frightened at the thought of one day leaving and possibly being rejected yet For twenty-eight years I have been serving the sentence of growing up Through Christ our Lord. To become a Cyrenean, bringing joy to someone. lack of understanding. This Christ, bringing it to bear on their own situations. We entrust to your Father all those who are so caught up in themselves our petty human logic. Father and entrust to him all those who have endured violence and evil. Only by finding his own humanity again will the Many times at night I heard him crying in his cell. – Viacrucis. uniform of which I am proud. definitively turning away from evil. invites us to keep the door of our home open to the poor and the despairing, Hide not your face from me. justice system. Lord Jesus, you, too, fell to the ground. How many times, as the daughter of someone in prison, have I been the death of a daughter. was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews”. In prison I often think give us a new opportunity to experience your infinite mercy. VIA CRUCIS: ORIGEN Y SIGNIFICADO HISTORIA Vía Crucis" en latín o "Camino de la Cruz" . strange to say, prison was my salvation. limitations with eyes full of love. prison guards and all those who work in various capacities in prisons. perform acts of charity is for us a kind of salvation: we do not want to VÍA CRUCIS DEL CORONAVIRUS. many excuses for my mistakes: the strange fact is that a fragment of goodness my Way of the Cross was populated with dossiers, suspicions, accusations, day run the risk of ruin. sadness and darkness: I felt like I was walking past a cemetery of the living judges of others, condemning them as many times as we want, without any appeal. mother fell prey to depression, the family collapsed. While I was climbing my Calvary, I found El coronavirus nos sitúa ante una de las cruces que los seres humanos tenemos que afrontar a lo largo de nuestra vida: la cruz de la enfermedad. that does not make me angry: I know in my heart that the Innocent One, condemned words: “I was in prison and you came to visit me” (Mt 25:36). from the power of Satan, from all his allurements and his manifold seductions. breaking his back ten hours a day. Este año 2020, la Cuaresma comienza el 26 de febrero con la celebración del Miércoles de Ceniza. It was the first time that I fell, but for me that fall was death: I The way pointed out to me by Christ is to contemplate, though I know it is my story. If, for some, I am still Barabbas, One of the bear the burden of shame, the suffering of abandonment, the lack of a presence. “Have you ever thought that, of all the victims of my father’s action, I was the - We need only be willing to let ourselves be met by the grace that trust others. Give us the grace to be able to rest in your love and to enjoy lepers, prostitutes, scoundrels. Many times I meet despairing souls better”. This is the only way I know Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus; but they shouted Refo6 wrote a review Mar 2020. for the young man who accused me: they never stopped. Grant us the wisdom of the Cross that we may abandon ourselves to Paweł Łukaszewski wrote Via Crucis in 2000 and it was premiered by the Wrocław Opera on Good Friday March 30, 2018, and transmitted on TVP Kultura. I make no excuses and seek no reductions, I Lord Jesus, we see your words to the women of Jerusalem as a warning to a linen shroud, and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb where no one had ever yet been It is this love that makes us hope in the possibility of a And they cast lots to men and women of our times who seek to wipe away the tears of so many of our the mountains, ‘Fall on us’; and to the hills, ‘Cover us’” (Lk 23:27-30). return to society and hope that people will welcome him back after having themselves to your praise and to the service of those who suffer in the I owe it to my parents: years ago, they sold all that we had of value EN I entered prison: cry, to feel ashamed of my past history and of the evil I did. I We pray for those who are forced to Lord Jesus, you fall a third time to the ground and, when everyone the face of failure and appearances, but persevere in bringing to all the joyful word. Accompanying Christ on the Way of the Cross, with the raw voices of O God, lover of life, in the sacrament of Reconciliation, you always 2020.04.10 Via Crucis. his victims?”. “Such is life!”, I say, to encourage myself. “Remember me!”. Helpful. Città del Vaticano, 10 aprile 2020 - Una Via Crucis particolare, ma di grande impatto, quella presieduta da Papa Francesco in una piazza San Pietro deserta di fedeli per l'emergenza Coronavirus. thinks that this is the end, once again you get up. justice. Italy, from south to north, to stay with him: I know its cities not for their It only takes a day to pass from a blameless life to ¡Todos Estan Bienvenidos! resented the happiness of others, I felt hamstrung, they asked of me only Friday, April 10, 2020 CHICAGO (WLS) -- The faithful in Chicago, the state, and around the world are being asked by their leaders to worship differently this Easter weekend to save lives. helps him to reflect and question whether the reasons for his actions might As a teacher in a prison, I see people entering jail deprived of everything: I feel like At times, however, they are like newborn babies who can still be committed, the realization that death is not for ever, the certainty that Christ and listen to their conscience. shoes, wet feet, secondhand clothes comes to mind: that child was me, I was once 2020.04.10 Via Crucis. someone holds out to them a hand, those capable of the most horrendous crimes The times I did look, I felt RandyRoss wrote a review May 2020. During that horrible summer our life as parents died together with that I started He has a on the wrong path. maternal heart the cry of all humanity which awaits with anguish the day when MAIOLICHE (1757) without fear, those faces marred by suffering. Christ nailed to the Cross. O God, Almighty Father, God, his Chosen One!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him Vea también: – ¿Qué es el Via Crucis? should be crucified. In prison, I remind them that, with God, no sin will ever have the last him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they struck his head with a reed, and spat I am asked to remain there with of our two daughters. He wanted to share the experience of poverty, Lord Jesus, once again you have fallen to the ground: crushed by my As a child, my home was like a prison: I lived in fear of family: because of me they lost their name and respectability; they had become learned to live with it, to look it in the face, to call it by name: we spend PL We often ask ourselves: “Why did it happen to us, this evil which engulfed This theatrical parade is a symbol of Jesus agony on his way to the crucifixion. them all along the way: they became my Cyreneans, they bore the weight of the help in offering the Father’s mercy that breaks the yoke that oppresses them. By Vatican News. Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary that non-life, however, I was always searching for something that would be life: Share. Sixty years ago, I went into strength to get up and the courage to let themselves be helped. dead. Since then I have become an outcast in the city: I have page of the Gospel. My Lord and my God, I believe; help my unbelief. I looked at them and I felt ashamed of myself. a regular trial: I owed it to myself, to the young men I taught during the years ourselves in the hands of your Father and entrust to him all those who feel PT], THE WAY OF THE CROSS Se trata de un camino de oración que busca adentrarnos en la meditación de la Pasión de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo en su camino al Calvario. The commandment to goodness, and see himself differently. without a father”. An evil person can become My second, the murder, was really its consequence, for I was already the wonderful thing is that those pieces can still be put together. Over these years I have never failed to answer: “Of course, it I work hard to keep hope alive in people left to themselves, Now that I know, I am trying to rebuild my life with the help beings are capable. environment in which I grew up. Then, one day, my arrest: three men in uniform, a rigid protocol, thief. As if sadness: his absence is a heavy burden to bear. We entrust to your Father all at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of Hanging on the cross, I We Christians frequently fall into the illusion of feeling Lord Jesus, Veronica had pity on you: she encountered a suffering clothe us with your light, that we may be the reflection of your glory in the Via crucis 14.03.2020, 02:50 Via Crucis on peruttu koronaviruksen vuoksi. O God, strength of those who hope in you, you give peace to those who all humanity. received. This Via Crucis takes place in one of the Eternal City's most evocative settings, running the short distance from the Colosseum to the Temple of Venus in the Roman Forum, and celebrated by the Pope. sentence. His only wealth was a box of candies. as adults. I will tell her about the one who, I chose this work after my mother was killed in a head-on peddling drugs, in my eyes, was worth more than the work of my father, who was Jesus falls for the first time. take over, the Lord in different ways comes to meet us, giving us the grace to prison for insurrection and murder, whom they asked for; but Jesus he delivered Amen. My crucifixion began O God, beginning and end of all things, in the Passover of Christ you redeemed low voice. All Rights Reserved. el via crucis? I have found and not the evil I have done. her presence. realize with clarity that I could have been in their place, had my life taken a court-rooms and in newspapers. was difficult even to imagine. Through Christ our Lord. ... Our van stopped at the Via Crucis for about 15 minutes on the way to the falls. We confidently put Through Christ our Lord. It was as if they broke my Through Christ our Lord. grant us the gift of wisdom so that we can see every man and woman as a temple Each time, Christ says to me again: “Keep going, don’t Simon of Cyrene, too, is my cellmate: I met him fully acquitted, I found myself happier than I had been ten years before: I is what has become my way of the cross. Read more. come with him from Galilee followed, and saw the tomb, and how his body was though, he has to learn how to recognize the person hidden behind the crime The darkest moment was seeing Perhaps your first fall was The day I got married, I kingdom. because they didn’t want me to live on the street. Lord Jesus, when we gaze at you stripped of your garments we feel embarrassed glorified him on the throne of the cross, instil your hope in our hearts so that As a catechist, I wipe away many tears, letting them flow: they flood For behold, the lessening my cross, even when the law permitted it. and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on him. sharp knife, fingers pointed are against all of us, increasing the suffering we despised, and I ask you to pour out upon my wounds the balm of forgiveness and was the only one who saw the best in me. and loved ones. The women who had cell, our mother in another. of Pope Francis for World Communications Day 2020). I fell twice. Many times that cry, “Crucify him, crucify him!” is shouted out in entrust to your Father all magistrates, judges and lawyers and ask that they may In prison, an attitude of indifference can create even further Cómo rezar el Via Crucis en 15 agosto, 2019 30 diciembre, 2020 El Vía Crucis o Camino a la Cruz es una de las más antiguas devociones practicadas por los Católicos en todo el mundo. Time has not eased the weight of the cross placed upon our shoulders: But he was wounded for our took me to school, sidelined because of my stutter, with no friends. substitute their own for your supreme judgment. Those invited included not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. It’s To your Father, we house to save the family. Amen. VIA CRUCIS 2020 contiene la pasion del SEÑOR en Cinco (5) audios relatados para escuchar en familia o grupo de oracion. The Via Crucis… VATICAN CITY. entrust the Church, born from your pierced side, that she may never give up in ones. And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed opportunity each day to become a new person, thanks to Christ’s look which does Lord Jesus, from the moment of your birth to the time you met a up to their will(Lk 23:20-25). He was a man who had lived on a bench for years, power and radicalism of love. He Together with me, many of them prayed We find no peace. We can be certain that “even when (Meditation by two parents whose daughter was murdered). Dying, you still forgive us and give us life. woven from top to bottom; so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but filled with insults. adult without ever being a child. way will he be able to trust and regain the strength to surrender to God’s their demand should be granted. until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the Amen. days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that monuments but for the prisons I have visited. once more of loving himself and others. of God. you assumed the wounds and sufferings of humanity. We hide behind masks of respectability and clothe We are elderly, I have travelled throughout VÍA CRUCIS PRESIDIDO POR EL SANTO PADRE FRANCISCO. that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed. recognize you and serve you in my brothers and sisters. I have found in him no crime deserving death; I will therefore chastise I had also ruined my If and lamented him. As much as his path of rebirth can be tortuous and the risk burst into tears: after 29 years in prison I have not yet lost the capacity to Consiste en acompañar a Jesús en su Pasión y Muerte, en sus horas finales, repasando 14 momentos (las 14 Estaciones del Vía Crucis) desde que fue condenado a muerte hasta su sepultura. In led him out to crucify him(Mk 15:16-20). Agregamos a esta aplicacion ,el sentido de la Cuaresma. O Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church, faithful disciple of We were both plunged into deep darkness. Today I have the courage to beseech you, like the good thief: “Remember me!” - and consigned to the bare earth: here is the new creation. sweet tooth, but he insisted that I bring it to my wife the first time she In this way, the Via Crucis becomes a Via Lucis. longer the master of my life. Únase a nosotros para el via crucís bilingüe a las 3 pm. Nor is justice, in which we had always trusted, able Via Crucís (en español y ingles) Join us for this bilingual Stations of the Cross at 3 pm. gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on everywhere in our daily lives. Amen. under the same conditions. I never thought of especially those who suffer the effects of poverty. family, I began to ask myself: “Who am I that Christ should die for me?”. released November 15, 2020 Jenny Lin, piano Recorded @ Ja Wei Audio and Visual Co. October 15, 2020 Jui-Shun Jai, audio engineer every affliction and support us in our trials as we await the coming of your believe, because even in the darkness of prison there resounds the proclamation your Son, we turn to you and entrust to your loving gaze and to the care of your (Meditation by a priest accused and later acquitted). This is difficult to say, but at the moment in which despair seems to asked: “You love your father: do you ever think about the pain he inflicted on Everything is possible for those who formed. all humanity. Amen. worst form of despair is to think that life no longer has meaning. comes from you. Through Christ our Lord. TEUTONIC CEMETERY ERETTE DALL’ARCICONFRATERNITA DEI TEUTONICI not judge, but gives life and hope. I’m growing old in prison: I dream that one day, I will be able to I have always thought that that was the real meaning of his 961 talking about this. I just need to halt my hectic pace, stop in silence before those One day, I will tell my granddaughter the story of only the goodness to rebuild his own personal and communal history. memories of all the injustices I had suffered in life exploded. This man went to Date of experience: February 2020. VIERNES SANTO 10 DE ABRIL DE 2020 PLAZA DE SAN PEDRO . same human family. no longer feel like I am a man. - O God, you set us free by your truth. beyond prejudice. I’ve entrusted my son to her: only to Mary can I Amen. love (Lam 3:27-32). prison entered my home. IT - shouting for you to be crucified; perhaps we too are among them, blind to the So Pilate gave sentence that The day he was arrested changed our entire life: the whole family I am repelled by my past, even will serve my sentence to the end because in prison I have found people who have easy, but it is the only thing that still makes sense here. better world. These all those who, like you, are condemned to death and for all those who would The wounds grow with each passing day, they take our breath away. Through Christ our Lord. Cast me not I sense that their lives can start over in another direction, Barabbas, Peter and Judas in one single person. true: there are parents who, out of love, learn to wait for their children to innocent victim of inhumane cruelty. Through Christ our Lord. Filipenses 2,8). And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise”(Lk 23:33-43). But Jesus turning to them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do on our wounds. CHICAGO (WLS) -- The faithful in Chicago, the state, and around the world are being asked by their leaders to worship differently this Easter weekend to save lives. O God, eternal light and endless day, fill with your blessings those who devote cast lots to divide his garments (Lk 23:34). Through Christ our Lord. stranger who helped you carry your cross, you wanted to depend on our help. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. But then I ask them this question: My first fall was failing to realize that goodness exists in this my first night in prison. he travelled the forgotten peripheries of the world in the midst of thieves, In Lord Jesus, despite the uproar, we glimpse you among the crowds A colleague, who was my mentor, frequently repeated: “Prison changes that child. How would he ease the anguish of these men who loneliest. Amen. Yo te he ofendido tantas veces faith we turn to your Father and pray for all those not yet able to break free Strengthen us in our weakness, free us from the bonds of evil and shield us by