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Scriptural Stations of the Cross

Laura Marie Durant, OCDS, a Secular Carmelite in Austin, TX, shares with us her reflections on the Stations of the Cross based on Scripture.

The reflections are available in PDF format from the Downloads page.

Prayer – a response


The very act of assent
      to begin
                  set aside
                              take part
                                         is Prayer.

Choosing attention to deepest silence,

      wrapped within.
      Recited words−formulae or ritual−
      become “what we ourselves can do.”

      Attending, The once-spoken Word
      rung like a Great bell.
      It’s single, ever-present Peal

moves without changing−encompassing everything.
      Deafness itself, drowns within.
      This! is “what happens to us.”


Note:  A response to ‘Noontime: Sext: ~ The Angelus’




Written by Hannah De Lisser

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