Mary Magdalene's Stations of the Cross - A Primer on Dealing with Adversity with Perseverance, Grace and Hope
NEWS PROVIDED BYAnn Regimbal
April 6, 2020
NEW YORK, April 6, 2020 /Christian Newswire
/ -- "Mary Magdalene's Stations of the Cross" has become the right book at the right time - a surprising, beautiful and uplifting little book that brings the Stations to life and offers hope in the darkest of times.
Perhaps equally important at the time of COVID-19, "Mary Magdalene's Stations of the Cross" enables those who can't attend church this year to partake in a unique Good Friday experience - an armchair spiritual exercise that touches the heart and enriches the mind.
The book brings fresh energy to a centuries-old tradition by reframing the events of Christ's passion from the perspective of Mary Magdalene and interweaving them with history, archeology and gorgeous photos of the actual sites on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem today. The author stresses the compassion and nobility that ordinary people bring to these horrific events. "Each one of the 14 Stations include Reflections and Prayers designed to help people tap into that nobility - to bring the very best of themselves to the tough issues we often face during a crisis," notes Regimbal.
Regimbal largely avoids the age-old debate over WHAT Mary Magdalene was - the penitent prostitute of European art or the secret wife of the Da Vinci Code - and focuses instead on WHO she was: A strong, courageous woman who was virtually unstoppable at the time of the crucifixion. But she notes that even Mary Magdalene probably faltered at times: "Easter Saturday must have been a 'dark night of the soul' for Mary Magdalene. She had just seen everything in her world fall apart. She had no idea what was going to happen on Sunday morning! That same test of faith and courage amidst an entirely different sort of crisis is what people are facing right now. And they need hope. Mary Magdalene's experience gives us that hope."
SOURCE Ann Regimbal