The Stations of the Cross for Priests

The Stations of the Cross with Blessed Alphonse Marie Eppinger for Priests


Since her childhood, Blessed Alphonse Marie saw in a priest God alone. When she had the opportunity to meet him, she watched him motionlessly for a long time saying, “If only I could talk to him. He would certainly tell me about God.” In the collection of books about Bl. Alphonse Marie, there is a book titled “Prayers, Instructions and Exhortations of Ecstatic”. In this book are instructions and exhortations for spiritual life. There we can also read about who are priests, how they should follow Jesus and a way, how to acquire the characteristics of a good priest. According to Bl. Alphonse Marie, priests are ministers of God’s graces. They are brothers and favorites of our Savior. They have to be worthy representatives of our Savior. Therefore, they have to follow Him and impress His face and virtues deeply into their hearts. They will obtain these characteristics in meditation on the Passion of Jesus Christ.

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Meditation of Blessed Alphonse Marie

How did Blessed Alphonse Marie meditate on the crown of thorns?


She says, “The best way on how to prepare for meditation is to stand in God’s presence and talk as a child: ´My Jesus, I am impelled to meditate on this mystery, but, how can I handle it without your extraordinary grace, help, and support? Look, how poor and weak I am! Say to my heart just one word. Show me Your will. If only I could engrave deep into my heart my resolutions. I am not able to do it; you must do it instead of me, my Jesus. Have mercy on me!´”

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