“The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ”: Reflections and Prayers from St. Josemaria Escriva
The Seven Last Words is a beloved devotion of the Church that invites us to recall and meditate on Jesus’ last words as he hung on the cross. Holy Week, especially Good Friday, is an ideal time to make use of this devotion for personal prayer: to silently and prayerfully contemplate Jesus’s passion and death, to be united to him in his suffering, and to dwell on the strength and mercy of his love.
In The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ: Reflections and Prayers from St. Josemaria Escriva each word is accompanied by the corresponding Gospel passage and a reflection and prayer from St. Josemaria Escriva. Available as a free digital PDF download, this devotional can be prayed over a week — each day devoted to one of the seven words — or it may be prayed in a single day.