- May 28, 2020
Biblical scholar Anne-Marie Pelletier, the first wife, mother and grandmother to author meditations for the papal service, will highlight the “signs of loving care and honor” in the Way of the Cross. “My idea was to put myself on this path, to try to follow in the footsteps of Jesus as he went up to Golgotha,” she said.
For the fourth time in history, and the first during Francis’s pontificate, a woman biblical scholar has been asked to write the meditations for the Way of the Cross service at Rome’s Colosseum. Anne-Marie Pelletier, a Ratzinger prize winner, said she feels “lucky” to have this opportunity in a masculine ecclesial world.