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Stations of the Cross of Nonviolent Love

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

Behold the Lamb

Behold the Lamb Audio

(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.

The titles of the talks are:

  1. The Lamb: To Be Adored and Imitated
  2. The Lamb: The Mystery of Gods Suffering Servant
  3. The Mind of the Lamb
  4. The Lamb Who Glorifies God
  5. The Church: A Fold of Lambs
  6. The Love That Is Lamb-Like
  7. The Lamb in a Jungle
  8. The Means of the Lamb
  9. The Lamb Who Is Rich in Mercy
  10. The Security of the Lamb
  11. The Trustworthy Lamb
  12. The Mystery of the Oneness in the Lamb: Baptism
  13. The Lambs Lamb: Mary
  14. The Lamb of Forgiving Love
  15. The Lamb of Serving Love
  16. The Resurrected Lamb

Behold the Lamb Audio

Translated by Manuel E. Soto Viera, M.D


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.


The titles of the talks are:

  1. El Cordero, a adorar e imitar
  2. Cordero: el misterio del Siervo del Señor
  3. La mente del Cordero
  4. El Cordero que glorifica a Dios
  5. La Iglesia, un rebaño de ovejas
  6. Amor del Cordero
  7. El Cordero en la selva
  8. Los medios del Cordero
  9. El Cordero, rico en misericordia
  10. La seguridad del Cordero
  11. El Cordero fidedigno
  12. Bautismo: el misterio de la unión con el Cordero
  13. María, el cordero del Cordero
  14. El amor que perdona
  15. El amor que sirve
  16. El Cordero resucitado

Behold the Lamb-Spanish transcript

Behold the Lamb Transcript

Translated by Manuel E. Soto Viera, M.D.

Behold The Lamb y su traducción al español, Ese es el Cordero, son propiedad intelectual de Dios. Dios es verdad, fuente de toda verdad, y desea que sus criaturas -- a quienes dio la capacidad de conocer la Verdad -- conozcan la Verdad. Todo cuanto es verdad pertenece a Dios, y también, mediante Dios, a la humanidad. La Verdad es un regalo de amor (ágape) para todos nosotros, los seres humanos. Solamente se le considera propiedad privada, y no la propiedad en común de toda la humanidad (por ser fruto del esfuerzo de todos los seres humanos), cuando la secuestran personas violentas, codiciosas y egoístas para dominarla y con ello aumentar su poder y su riqueza a expensas de sus hermanos y hermanas -- y a expensas también del Plan Divino de su Padre Eterno. Objetivamente, la única propiedad privada es el error. La Verdad es, esencialmente, universal. Nosotros -- Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, el autor humano de estas conferencias, y Manuel E. Soto Viera, su traductor humano al español -- con gozo y entusiasmo te damos Ese es el Cordero a ti, lector, para cualquier verdad que estas conferencias te traigan desde la Eternidad en pro del bien temporal y eterno de todas las gentes.

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Questions & Answers on Gospel Nonviolence

(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.

The titles are:

  1. Cleansing of The Temple
  2. What if Someone Is Going to Kill your Wife or Children?
  3. Just War/Just Revolution Theory
  4. Violence in the Old Testament
  5. Christians in the Military/Police
  6. Surely this Is a Purist Gospel?
  7. What about Hitler?
  8. Buy a Sword? Luke 22:35-38

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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

The titles are:

  1. Charity
  2. I Believe
  3. He
  4. In The Garden
  5. Tramp on the Street
  6. Lead Kindly Light
  7. Precious Lord Take My Hand
  8. Impossible Dream
  9. Silent Night

The words for the songs may be downloaded <here>.

Emmanuel Charles McCarthy is a priest of the Eastern Rite (Byzantine) of the Catholic Church. He was formerly a lawyer, university educator and founder and original director of The Program for the Study and Practice of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a co-founder of Pax Christi-USA. For over forty years he has directed educational programs and conducted spiritual retreats throughout the world on the issue of the relationship of faith and violence. He was the keynote speaker for the 25th anniversary memorial of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

He is author of three books: All Things Flee Thee for Thou Fleest Me!: A Cry to the Churches and Their Leaders to Stop Running from the Nonviolent Jesus and His Nonviolent Way, August 9, and Christian Just War Theory: The Logic of Deceit. He has also authored numerous essays and articles on the subject of violence and religion. His audio/video series on Gospel Nonviolence, Behold the Lamb, is internationally recognized as the most spiritually penetrating and logically ordered presentation on this dimension of the person and teaching of Jesus available in this format. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his life's work on behalf of peace within people and among people.


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