In 1991, Pope John Paul II introduced a new Bible-based interpretation of the Stations of the Cross. This devotional guide invites readers to prayerfully walk in solidarity with Jesus on his agonizing way of the cross—from his last torturous moments in the Garden of Gethsemane to his death and burial. Now with full-color station images from previously unpublished paintings by Michael O’Brien, this booklet creates an ideal resource for individual or group devotional use, particularly during the Lenten season.
Amy Welborn is a freelance writer and active blogger (Charlotte Was Both) for the Catholic press and has authored many books for children, youth, and adults, including The Words We Pray: Discovering the Richness of Traditional Catholic Prayer. Welborn holds a bachelor’s degree in honors history and a master’s degree in church history. She has worked as a teacher in Catholic high schools and also as director of religious education in a parish.
Michael Dubruiel (1958–2009) was a Roman Catholic author and speaker. Born in Keene, New Hampshire, Dubruiel served for four years in the US Army before receiving a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Meinrad College, a master’s of divinity from St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, and a master’s degree in Christian spirituality from Creighton University. During the 1980s and 1990s, he served in Catholic parishes in Jacksonville, Orange Park, and Gainesville, and taught homiletics and spirituality at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary. He taught theology at Tampa Jesuit High School from 1994 to 1998. From 1999 to 2008, Dubruiel worked as acquisitions editor at Our Sunday Visitor Publishing in Huntington, Indiana. In the summer of 2008 he began work as director of the Office of the New Evangelization and Stewardship for the Diocese of Birmingham. Like his wife, Amy Welborn, Dubruiel became a widely read Catholic blogger. He was the author of eleven popular Catholic books, including two that he coauthored with his wife.