Having returned to the Catholic Church, I want to share my passion about God and all I didn't know that I didn't know about the Catholic Faith the first time around. This is a Catholic centered blog about the faith, music, movies, books (especially fantasy), writing, and Catholic homeschooling in California.
And please visit CatholicMetal.com to learn more. There, you can hear the song for the Fourth Station of the Cross: Jesus Meets His Mother. It's gritty. It's moving. Your heart will join Mary's, when it's pierced with sorrow.
Using heavy metal music for meditating on the Stations isn't for everyone, but I urge surprised Catholics not to turn away too quickly. Have you ever, in the depths of prayer, shed tears? Wanted to scream? Had an urge to throw your arms around our crucified Lord? I mean, I'm pretty sure It's not just me because folks have kept up our religion (not to mention died for it) for quite a while before I came along.
Metal is a deeply emotional and raw music and lends itself to expressing the feelings we experience while walking with Jesus through the Stations of the Cross.
WELL, for those who want something more tradional... EWTN has a Stations of the Cross meditation online. Also, check your local parish. Like mine, they may lead a weekly Stations of the Cross during Lent. Or, just lead yourself. If you buy a booklet at a Catholic bookstore or print off a Stations meditation from the internet, bring it to a local parish and follow the stations one by one saying the prayers, meditating on each one during non-Mass time. Nobody will thing you're weird. It's a popular devotion. Or sit in a park, your sofa, your backyard swing... You get the picture.