Romanus Cessario, O.P., is a Fellow of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Professor of Systematic Theology at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts.
• An easy-to-read meditation on Christ’s Passion
• Insightful reflections that invite us to embrace the challenges we encounter during our journey and, with Saint Catherine, to "consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us" (Rom 8:18)
• Profound, thought-provoking essays on the triumph of the cross
• A thoughtful gift to help comfort loved ones, family, and friends
“What do we learn from this description of the suffering Christ? What does Catherine teach us about the transformation that brings the world stillness on Good Friday from noon until three o’clock?
“The answer is simple: We discover that because of his enormous love, Christ’s sufferings and death cause the transformation of all that exists, the transformation we call Christian salvation....
The transformation that Catherine announces is one that creates in those persons who remain united with Christ a new ground for love, a new sort of loving.... The transformation affects both our persons and our actions.”