See these online texts and media:
- Meditations on the Stations of the Cross, by St. John Henry Newman, in Meditations and Devotions of the Late Cardinal Newman (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green & Co., 1916): the longer Meditations on pages 127–152; the Short Meditations on pages 153–168.
- The text of the longer Meditations may also be read online on this page of the National Institute for Newman Studies (linked by this page of Cardinal John Henry Newman and by this page of the Lioness blog), and on this page of Catholic Saints.info; and it is available in pdf format on this page of the St. Mary’s on Broadway.
- The longer Meditations are prayed on this video of the St. Mary’s on Broadway, FSSP Youtube channel.
- The text of the Short Meditations may also be read online on this page of the National Institute for Newman Studies (linked by this page of Cardinal John Henry Newman and by this page of the Lioness blog); on this page of St. Patrick’s Church; and on this (poorly formatted) page of the EWTN Library.
- The audio of the Short Meditations, is available at Player FM. read by Deacon Matthew Newsome, and on the video “The Stations of the Cross (St John Henry Newman)” of the Oxford Oratory Youtube channel.
See also these other meditations on the Way of the Cross:
- Scriptural Stations of the Cross, based on the stations celebrated by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday, 1991. May be read online (on this page) at United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- “Stations of the Cross by St. Alphonsus Liguori – Sacred Art Series”, narrated by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf. Available on Youtube.
- The Stations of the Cross according to the Method of St Alphonsus Liguori (St Mary’s Shrine, Warrington). Produced by St Mary’s Shrine Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Liverpool, served by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP). Available in pdf format (on this page) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Balornock.
- Stations of the Cross, composed by Saint Alphonsus Liguori [or St. Alphonsus De Liguori] (Alexandria, VA: Sacred Spaces Liturgical Design, 2011). Available in pdf format on this page at The New Evangelization: Share Your Catholic Faith, by Father Francis J. Peffley and on this page at Holy Angels Catholic Church.
- Via Crucis, or, The Holy Way of the Cross: containing a novena for the passion of Our Lord, a devout method for performing the stations of the cross, prayers at mass, &c.; with concise instructions on the scapular, and the novena of St. Francis Xaverius &c. &c. &c. compiled for the congregation of St. Patrick’s Church. (Quebec: Augustin Cote & Co., 1844) With episcopal approbation. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
- The Way of the Cross: Traditional and Modern Meditations: Traditional Meditations by Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, Modern Meditations by Father Stefano Penna (New Haven CT: Knights of Columbus Supreme Council, 2003-2017), which may be read online and is available in pdf format through this page of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council – Catholic Information Service.
- The Way of the Cross, according to the method of St. Francis of Assisi.
- The text is available on this page of Catholic Saints.info; on this page of Discerning Hearts; on this page of The Catholic Reader; on this page of Our Catholic Faith; on this page of St. Anne’s in the Heights; and at Scribd; and it is provided on this video of The Holy Post Youtube channel.
- The audio is available on this page of Discerning Hearts; and on this video of The Rosary Youtube channel, and and on this video (with sacred art) of theYoutube channel Fidel Cuellar-Torres @ St. Francis (recorded by Deacon George and volunteer lectors and cantors at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Longmont, CO).
- The Way of the Cross, by St. Josemaria Escriva. The ebook may be read online using its Table of Contents accessible through this page (containing the synopsis) at Josemaria Escriva (© Studium Foundation, rights reserved). A leaflet version of the text, entitled “Stations of the Cross” and containing brief summaries of the meditations for the stations, is available in pdf format on this page of San Josemaria Escriva, Fundador del Opus Dei.
- Way of the Cross at the Colosseum, Good Friday 2005: Meditations and Prayers, by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI).
- The text may be read online at the Catholic News Agency (courtesy of Libreria Editrice Vaticana), Zenit, TotusTuus-Totus2us, and at the Holy See.
- The audio in English may be listened to at TotusTuus-Totus2us, which also has links to the audio in French, Spanish, and Portuguese. The audio, read out by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, is available in mp3 format on this page of Fr. Z’s Blog, and it is published on this video (embedded in this post) at the bedwere Youtube channel.
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 archive.org. 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 173–206. 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.