Saturday, 7 February 2009

Stations of the Cross ...

I have recently received two new booklets to review from Family Publications; one by John Henry Newman and the other by Dominic Allain.

I’m always happy to review books for Family Publications and with Lent starting in a few weeks time these are timely publications.

The first booklet is prayerful and meditative. The book contains John Henry Newman’s original text while on the opposite page are medieval illustrations from previously unpublished manuscripts.

It is suitable for private use at home, by the housebound or in church at a parish Stations of the Cross.

The second booklet is by Fr Dominic Allain who is a regular contributor to the Catholic Herald.

In Lent, the Stations of the Cross is a popular devotion in parishes throughout the country.

This a beautifully compiled, meditative and prayerful booklet. One is led from Christ’s condemnation to His burial in the tomb to witness the immense love of Christ portrayed in the action which each station calls to mind. Under each beautiful medieval illustration is a verse from the Stabat Mater.

Another ideal gift for Lent to use at home.

Both are available from Family Publications and are reasonably priced at £4.50.

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