Great Catholic Music, a free Catholic music platform with over 16,000 downloads, is partnering with Irish Catholic recording artist Dana this Lent to bring listeners an hour-long programme, entitled The Stations of the Cross.
The programme, which will air every Friday of Lent, will consist of spoken reflection and prayer accompanied by music sung by Dana. Listeners can hear the programme at GreatCatholicMusic.com, on Alexa devices or on the outlet’s free mobile app for Android and Apple devices.
“This recording of The Stations of the Cross will help you meditate deeply on Jesus’ passion, death and Resurrection. The use of the harp, beautiful prayerful vocals, and added effects provide the contemplative background music,” said Dana.
She made the album with her brother-in-law, the late Fr Kevin Scallon, to allow Catholics “a chance to walk with Christ”.
“We could not think of a better programme to help our listeners prepare for Easter than Dana’s The Stations of the Cross,” said Chris Cugini, spokesperson for Great Catholic Music. “The stations are one of the most sacred prayers for Catholics to reflect upon during the Lenten season.”
As listeners tune in to Dana’s programme, they will be praying the stations with thousands of others from around the world.
“Great Catholic Music has as its goal uniting all people in Christ through the melodies for the soul,” the station said. “In Stations, Fr Kevin Scallon’s soothing voice and Dana’s haunting sung prayers give a clear mental picture of each station. Each time you hear it, you will walk alongside Jesus on his final journey to Calvary.”
Great Catholic Music was formed in 2019 by Living Bread Radio in the USA, to help Catholics learn more about the music tradition of the Church. The platform allows listeners from anywhere in the world to stream Catholic music that can be used for praise and worship or meditative prayer.
Great Catholic Music’s Lent programme can be streamed online at GreatCatholicMusic.com, on the app available on Apple and Android devices, or through smartspeaker technology, such as Alexa.
The Stations of the Cross will air in the UK at 11am and 8pm every Friday and 2am every Saturday during Lent.
Picture: Dana. (CNS photo/Living Bread Radio).