See these online texts and media:

See also these other meditations on the Way of the Cross:

See these other meditations for Good Friday:

  • Contemplations and Meditations on the Passion and Death, and on the Glorious Life of our Lord Jesus Christ, According to the Method of St. Ignatius, 5th edition, translated from the French by a Sister of Mercy, revised by the Rev. William H. Eyre, S.J. (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Bros, 1901). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • The Gospels for Lent and the Passion of Christ: Readings at Divine Service During the Forty Days of Lent with Short Meditations for the Faithful, by Carl Jacob Eisenring, translated by Charles Cannon (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1911). With Imprimatur. Available on Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • The History of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Explained and Applied to the Christian Life, by James Groenings, S.J. (St. Louis, Mo.; Freiburg (Baden): B. Herder, 1908). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus & the Seven Last Words, by Saint Alphonsus De Liguori. Selections from his The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ, translated from the Italian, edited by Rev. Eugene Grimm, C.Ss.R. (New York: Benziger Brothers, 1887), further edited and language modernized by Br. Sean, a choir monk, 2009, from an etext at With notes & picture. The selections center on the later stage of the Passion of Christ from His scourging to His crucifixion, with meditations on the seven words. Available at Internet Archive and Internet Archive (2nd copy).
  • Sermons on the Passion of Jesus Christ, by Right Rev. John McQuirk (New York, St. Paul’s Library, 1916). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  • The Seven Words on the Cross, by St. Robert Bellarmine. With Imprimatur. May be read online at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine (10 December 2016 snapshot from Christ’s Faithful People, which is linked to by Ignatian Spirituality), at Catholic Apologetics Information. The audiobook is available in various formats at Internet Archive (linked to from CatholicAudioBooks), and has been uploaded to Youtube.
  • “Twelve Meditations and Intercessions for Good Friday”, by St. John Henry Newman, in Meditations and Devotions of the Late Cardinal Newman (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green & Co., 1916): pages 173206. The text may also be read online on this page of the National Institute for Newman Studies  (linked by this page of the Lioness blog)

Posted for Good Friday, 2020. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project. We adore You, oh Christ, and we bless You; because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.