Were You There?

Michael Sparough, SJ, at the foot of the crucifix - video screenshotTo help us when contemplating the Passion of Christ, St. Ignatius Loyola “invites us to enter into this scene imaginatively, to place ourselves in the context of this story and ask the question, not only Were you there?, but Where are you there? Where do you find yourself in the story this year?” Michael Sparough, SJ, asks these questions in a prayerful seven-minute video reflection on the Passion. We are encouraged to think about whether we identify with Judas or Caiaphas, the slumbering Apostles or the crowd before Pilate, Mary Magdalene or John or someone else present in those final hours. And then we pray to become the people God calls us to be.

Previous articleWho Is This Jesus of Nazareth?
Next articleAt My Breaking Point


  1. Thank you for this exercise. It has touched me in a very meaningful way. I identify with Mama Mary today, and I will put my reflections in my journal. Thank you again.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here