Thank you for observing Lent this year with Radio Maria England.
Below are some of the special programmes that we are creating for this season.
Stations of the Cross:
This can be found: https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources/Stations-of-the-Cross
Saint Vincent de Paul Society – Their website is: https://www.svp.org.uk/what-we-do. written by volunteer member, Annie Callaghan, volunteer have gathered to record this version of the Stations of the Cross, inspired by the message of the Gospels, focusing on people who are sick, lonely, in prison, or suffering from addiction. The Text can be found here: Stations of the Cross Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Aid to the Church in Need – Their website is: https://acnuk.org/. In partnership with ACN, volunteers at Radio Maria England have virtually gathered to record ACN’s 2021 Stations of the Cross. The Text can be printed and read to go alongside this audio version. This can be found: https://acnuk.org/products/stations-of-the-cross-resources/
The Justice and Peace Group – This version of the Stations of the Cross were organised by Cambridge Justice and Peace Group using text from the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (https://www.devp.org) and the Irish Catholic development agency Trocaire (https://www.trocaire.org). They quote from Pope Francis’ writings Laudato Si’ and Misericordiae vultus. The J&P Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, currently meeting online at 7:30pm. Search online for Cambridge Justice and Peace Group – All are welcome to join us. The Text can be printed and read to go alongside this audio version. The text for this can be found: Stations of the Cross – Justice and Peace
Stella Maris – Stella Maris is the largest ship-visiting network in the world. They improve the lives of seafarers and fishers through their network of local chaplains and seafarer centres, expert information, advocacy, and spiritual support. Their website is: https://www.stellamaris.org.uk/. The text with photos for the stations of the cross can be found here: Stations of the Cross – Stella Maris. The Text can be printed and read to go alongside this audio version. The text for this can be found: Stations of the Cross – Stella Maris Updated
Missio – Missio ignites God’s love by helping missionaries to work alongside communities globally that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Their website is: https://missio.org.uk/. The Text can be printed and read to go alongside this audio version. The text for this can be found: Stations-of-the-Cross -Missio
Newman Stations of the cross – more information coming soon.
Meditations on the Stations of the Cross by Saint John Henry Newman. These Stations of the Cross, written about 1860, are a moving and deep commentary on Christ’s sufferings and our part in them. The text can be printed and read alongside the audio version; the text can be found at Stations of the Cross – Newman
Poetry for the Season:
This season of poetry programmes will walk with you through Lent, and provide literary nourishment for your spiritual journey. As we turn our minds and hearts to prayer, fasting and almsgiving Sally Read will take us through poems, new and old, that reflect on these topics in traditional and surprising ways.
Like Jesus who began his ministry with forty days in the wilderness, we consider silence through poetry, its relationship to prayer, and the sense of ourselves stripped bare of distractions. Often the poems read and discussed will relate to the Mass reading for the following Sunday; always the poems will speak of what we’re all going through: the difficulties of detachment from things, the struggle and joy of prayer, and the yearning for Christ.
Join Sally as she ruminates on words sometimes divinely inspired, always very human, through this time of spiritual richness.
As well as familiar poems by John Donne, George Herbert, WB Yeats, Henry Vaughan, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Sally will be sharing new and exciting work by Sarah Law, Paul Murray OP and many others…
To find out more about Sally Read, please read the blog post here.
Broadcast: LIVE Mondays at 4pm, Tuesday at 9:30am, Wednesdays at 1:00pm and 8:00pm, Saturdays at 5:30am and 2:00pm and Sundays at 1:00am