Friday, February 22, 2008

Video of Stations of the Cross at the Oratory

On Fridays in Lent, Saint Francis de Sales Oratory holds the devotion to the Stations of the Cross, in Latin and English, according to the style of Saint Alphonsus Liguori.

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Click here for a description of the Stations of the Cross:  "As early as the 4th c., Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land would walk the route that Our Lord walked as He made His way to Golgotha for our salvation. When Muslims captured Jerusalem and it became too dangerous to make this pilgrimage, Christians replicated the sites back home in Europe, and there developed the "Stations of the Cross" devotion (also known as "Way of the Cross," "Via Dolorosa," or "Via Crucis")."

At the Stations shown here in the video, Liguori's mediations are said in English, while the Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary, and Glory Be are chanted in Latin; verses of the hymn Stabat Mater are sung in Latin between the Stations. 


  1. Thanks for the video. I am the seminarian right in back of Fr. Lenhardt.

  2. You are welcome.

    Please accept my apologies for the the poor video quality!