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The Way of the Cross

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The National Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist 2014

Inspiring meditations on the Way of the Cross for everyone's life journey.

Joan Chittister, one of the most popular religious writers today and a prophetic voice for many years in the American church, had never before written a book length treatment of the stations of the cross.  When she heard that noted artist Janet McKenzie had painted the fifteen stations, she was eager to write the accompanying text.  McKenzie's eye for the sacred and Chittister's profound meditations on the mysteries of the Cross are joined in this deeply reflective and inspiring book.

Offering insights both literary and aesthetic to the reader, these penetrating meditations are appropriate for Lent or for prayerful reflection at any time of the year.

Joan Chittister, OSB, is a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter and a renowned lecturer throughout the world.  The award-winning author of For Everything a Season, Illuminated Life, and many other books, she is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Janet McKenzie is the award-winning artist whose Jesus of the People was chosen as the new image of Jesus for the thrid millennium by the National Catholic Reporter.  Her art has been featured at the Haggerty Museum in Milwaukee and the Loyola University Museum in Chicago.  She was the 2013 William Belden Noble Lecturer at The Memorial Chuch, Harvard University. Her art is also featured in Holiness and the Feminine Spirit. 

Book Details

The Way of the Cross
The Path to New Life
Joan Chittister
Full-color art by Janet McKenzie
" . . . exquisite . . . Both Chittister and McKenzie hope to promote a deeper understanding of the Roman Catholic practice of praying the stations--one, they believe, that could be used not only during Lent, but throughout the year."
". . . Highly recommended."
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