Nonviolence Resource Center

Audio Files

These audio recordings, collectively titled The Stations of the Cross of Nonviolent Love, contain personally assimilable and livable meditations on specific dimensions of Christ's Nonviolent Love as he endures each of the 14 stations of the cross, emerging finally at 15th station, the Resurrection, having conquered evil and death.

It is hoped that these meditations will help nourish the understanding that the Christian cannot desire freedom from the cross of Nonviolent Love because the Christian has been specifically chosen to reveal the power of the cross of Christlike Love.

Nonviolent Love belongs to the mystery of the Redeemer and redemption. The test is whether one shares in that mystery...Christ has shown that nonviolence is strength. The effectiveness of nonviolence is ultimately the open tomb.

Fr. Bernard Häring,
The Healing Power of Peace & Nonviolence

Opening Hymn: Were You There When They Crucified My Lord

  1. First Station: Jesus is Condemned to Death by Pilate
  2. Second Station: Jesus Bears His Cross
  3. Third Station: Jesus Falls the First Time
  4. Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother
  5. Fifth Station: Jesus is Helped by Simon
  6. Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
  7. Seventh Station: Jesus Falls a Second Time
  8. Eighth Station: Jesus Speaks to the Women
  9. Ninth Station: Jesus Falls a Third Time
  10. Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments
  11. Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
  12. Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross
  13. Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken from the Cross
  14. Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Sepulcher
  15. Fifteenth Station: Jesus is Raised from the Dead

Closing Prayer and Hymn: What Wondrous Love

A booklet containing personally assimilable and livable meditations is also available here.

(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

This professionally recorded retreat on the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels and His Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies was given by Emmanuel Charles McCarthy at the Shrine of the Lamb in Knock, Ireland. It consists of sixteen presentations, which collectively contain what is considered to be the most comprehensive and spiritually profound proclamation of Jesus' vital Gospel message of Nonviolent Love.

He takes as his central theme the Nonviolent Lamb of God and focuses on this biblical symbol and reality as the true icon and transcendental model for encountering God as revealed by Jesus, and for understanding and following the Way of God as taught by Jesus. Every Christian, every Christian Church, indeed all humanity, should ponder if what is said here about God and God's Way as made visible by Jesus, the Lamb of God, is THE GOOD NEWS for which each human being, consciously or subconsciously, ceaselessly yearns-if what is said here genuinely fulfills the hopes and quenches the fears, that universally reside at the deepest recesses of each human soul.

Translated by Manuel E. Soto Viera, M.D

ADVERTENCIA: Esta grabación se hizo mediante la labor de dos jóvenes angloparlantes. A pesar de la revisión final que llevé a cabo en el estudio mismo de grabación, es posible que queden en el texto algunas frases en inglés de conversaciones que tuvimos mientras grabábamos. Ruego al oyente que disculpe estos deslices, si han ocurrido.

Manuel

(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

This series provides detailed and thoughtful answers to eight (8) of the most common and sometimes troubling questions raised with respect to the validity and practicality of Gospel nonviolence as a means of confronting the harsh and cruel reality of justified and/or chaotic (purposeless) violence.

(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

Music with Which to Follow The Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospel and His Way of Nonviolent Love of Friends and Enemies

(Rev.) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy