Other Resources

The Stations of the Cross (also known as the Way of the Cross) is a traditional devotion in honour of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

In a sense, the Stations form a mini pilgrimage leading us through the events of the final hours of Jesus’ life on earth. Praying the Stations of the Cross is not intended to lead people to dwell on Jesus’ suffering but instead is a renewal of baptism, leading us down into the grave with Christ so as to rise with Him and encourage a renewed way of living with love and openness to all.

Numerous versions of the Stations of the Cross are available for parishes to pray. Some have been developed with particular groups in mind, including children, youth, women or the elderly.

Importantly, when selecting a devotion, keep in mind the people who may be present. At the bottom of this page there are specific resources for Families, Children, Youth and Seniors.

stations-of-the-cross-resources-01  Way of the Cross - Fr Anthony Kelly
A contemporary and prayerful Stations of the Cross. Available on the Redemptorists website here.
stations-of-the-cross-resources-02  Walking the Stations of the Cross this Lent – Our Sunday Visitor
A short reflection, prayer and image on a particular theme are offered for each Station. Available online here.
stations-of-the-cross-resources-03  Stations of the Cross - Dynamic Catholic
A short scripture passage and reflection is offered for each Station. This can be accessed here.
stations-of-the-cross-resources-journey-of-jesus  The Journey of Jesus and the Cross
This resource uses Aboriginal imagery and insights, drawing on striking artwork by Richard Campbell and can be downloaded here.
stations-of-the-cross-resources-04  Praying the Way of the Cross - Archdiocese of Melbourne
Video presentation of the Scriptural Stations of the Cross available online here.
stations-of-the-cross-resources-05 Stations of the Cross – Meditations by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (2005)
These reflections were offered for the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome on Good Friday 2005. Access at Vatican website here and here.
stations-of-the-cross-resources-06 Stations of the Cross – by St. Alphonsus Liguori
The My Catholic Life website offers the Stations of the Cross as composed by St Alphonsus Liguori. This can be accessed here.
stations-of-the-cross-resources-07 Praying the Stations with Pope Francis
Pope Francis is calling the whole church, including himself, to live more simply, to be in greater solidarity with the poor, and to have a renewed encounter with Christ. As we walk with Jesus to the Cross, Pope Francis leads us to reflect deeply on our call to imitate him with our lives. Available for purchase here.