Stations of the Cross for the Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols prays for the victims and survivors of abuse, particularly childhood abuse, on this day of prayer dedicated to this intention.

Cardinal Vincent meditates on the Way of the Cross using images from the ‘High Stations’ on the hill above the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Our Lady requested of Bernadette that people should come to Lourdes to do Penance so this is how we focus our hearts and minds today.

It’s important for the Church to acknowledge and respond in prayer, rather than restrict its activities to just one day of the year, but on this day the Fifth Friday of Lent, we pray for the those who have suffered.