Pope Benedict XVI carries a wooden cross, during the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession celebrated by the pontiff on Good Friday at the ancient Colosseum in Rome, Friday, April 6, 2007. The evening Via Crucis procession at the ancient Colosseum amphitheater is a Rome tradition that draws a large crowd of faithful, including many of the pilgrims who flock to the Italian capital for Holy Week ceremonies before Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Maurizio Brambatti, Pool)
A message worth pondering in our personal lives. May God continue to bless this humble servant!
When I visited Rome in 1999, I arrived on Good Friday. My Dad and I decided to head to the Coliseum to see the Stations of the Cross. It was incredible. First walking through the Circus Maximus and approaching the Arch of Constantine is awesome, when you realize all the history. Then you crest the hill and there it is. Quite beautiful, quite intense.
” said that the “worst sin is insensitivity and hardness of heart.”
Really? Worse than child rape and murder? Worse than cannibalism? Worse than genocide? Worse than starting a bloody war for personal aggrandizement and enrichment, as Saddam did at least twice?
The “worst” sin? Really?
I can’t believe he said that. Matter of fact, I don’t think I will believe it until I see it reliably corroborated.
The west hasn’t experienced it yet but the near East and the far East has.
I pray for strength.
i was at the seminary of the fraternity of saint peter in southern germany for good friday. :-D
very cool place, with very cool liturgy - About 4.5hours of gregorian chanting, traditional liturgy etc!!!