A Way of the Cross

“This Lent, as we look back on a year of Covid-19 restriction, illness and death, it is hard to imagine the additional suffering experienced by those who are incarcerated. Prisoners have been ill and afraid, isolated from each other and from family visits. Christ, companion and healer, blesses and comforts in the meditative praying of The Way of the Cross.” – Elizabeth Harmatys Park PhD

A Way of the Cross written by Elizabeth Harmatys Park, PhD Copyright © 2020

A new resource is available for women prisoners that will enrich their spiritual journey behind bars: A Way of the Cross – for Women in Prison, for Women Confined and Caged, written by Elizabeth Harmatys Park, PhD.

This resource was written by Dr. Park, a prison visitor and mentor to prisoners for twenty-five years.

For the past fifteen years she and her husband have been part of a ministry team that brings a weekly Catholic worship service and communion to a medium security prison for women.

“The women prisoners of faith I have known are inspiring examples of perseverance and hope in suffering. Their reflections on scripture are insightful and vibrant. Their prayers are authentic and generous. The daily life of a woman in prison is a way of the cross. I wrote A Way of the Cross for women prisoners to help unite the experiences they have shared with me to an ancient and holy spiritual practice I have always revered,” said Dr. Park.

To order a sturdy, 8-1/2 x 11 trifold of A Way of the Cross, please visit our Store. For a limited time we are also offering the option to download this item as a printable pdf. (See below).

Dr. Park is a graduate of Marquette University and the Catholic University of America. She earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with studies and research focused on the intersection of gender and religion in society. She is a Catholic woman, a wife and a mother with two married children and eight grandchildren.

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