DENVER (CNS) - Actor Liam Neeson, whose latest film "Taken"
was the top box-office draw in the United States the first
weekend of its release, has narrated a version of the Way of
the Cross written by St. Alphonsus Liguori. "Praying the Way
of the Cross" was scheduled to be available Ash Wednesday,
The CD, available at www.littlelambmusic.com, is a project of
the Denver province of the Redemptorists, the religious order
founded by St. Alphonsus. Proceeds from sales will help the
Redemptorists' missions in Brazil and Nigeria.
It's the third Redemptorist recording project in as many
years. In 2007 and 2008, respectively, the Redemptorists
produced "Praying the Rosary With St. Alphonsus Maria
Liguori" and "Praying the Seven Sorrows of Mary With St.
Alphonsus Maria Liguori."
"I had heard about the Redemptorists and their missionary
work in the Amazon rain forest of Brazil and in the slums of
Lagos and Ibadan, Nigeria," Neeson said in a statement. "I
was moved to help because the Redemptorists are living the
Gospel message in some of the poorest parts of the world,
offering hope to families who have been forgotten or
Neeson reads the introduction written by St. Alphonsus as
well as all 14 Stations of the Cross.
"I was deeply moved by Liam's reading of the words of St.
Alphonsus. It was so beautifully done," said Ray Herrmann,
one of the CD's producers.
"And I feel very proud to be a part of this production, one
that celebrates Good Friday with the voice of one of the
world's greatest actors with the sacred hymns and prayers of
this great saint of the church," he added.
Order the CD
"Praying the Way of the Cross" CDs are available for $16.95
each plus shipping and handling. Information on ordering them
is available online at: littlelambmusic.com, or
by calling (800) 231-1207.