The Sixth Station

An Interior Pilgrimage with The Interior Liturgy…

The Third Movement: the Liturgy of Communion.

The call is into communion: communion in love with persons here on earth, communion in love with the divine Persons in heaven, God the Holy Trinity.

This movement of the Interior Liturgy corresponds to the Holy Communion in the Mass.

  • The 6th Station, the Station of Ecclesial Communion:
    “Thy kingdom come.”
  • The 7th Station, the Station of Personal Communion:
    “Hallowed be thy name.”

The 6th Station of the Interior Liturgy: Station of Ecclesial Communion.


Our Petition: “Thy kingdom come.”
The sacrament corresponding to the 6th Station is Holy Orders. The grace of the Station configures us to the heart-priesthood of Christ, for communion among the members of His Church.


Holy Orders guarantees to the Church her ministerial priesthood, through whom we have the sacraments, and the presence of Christ the Head. All of us, however, are called into the priesthood of Christ: the priesthood of His Heart. The priesthood of the heart is a life of self-gift, because of love, given in the gathering of His Body the Church.
The Communion of the Saints is a beatitude second only to Communion in God, the Holy Trinity. This is the communion of the Church, the communion of love and service among the brothers and sisters of Christ Jesus. This is the new commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you.” (Jn 15:12) Love is the life of Christ.


Verse: Christ, high priest and unique mediator, has made of the Church “a kingdom, priests for his God and Father.” The whole community of believers is, as such, priestly. The faithful exercise their baptismal priesthood through their parti-cipation, each according to his own vocation, in Christ’s mission as priest, prophet, and king. Through the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation the faithful are “consecrated to be . . . a holy priesthood.” (CCC 1546)
Response:  Thy kingdom come.

Verse: I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. (Rom 12:1)
Response:  Thy kingdom come.

Verse: Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. (1 Jn 4:7-8)
Response:  Thy kingdom come.


Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Proceed to the 7th Station….


  1. Dear Thomas,

    This 6th Station is especially fitting for today since it is Sunday, and the Lord gathers His Family around the table of His Word and Eucharist. Ordained priests and priestly people of the laity are His Church, His Mystical Body on earth.

    How God has provided for us! How beautiful is this Plan of God to create us in His Image and Likeness; and when our first parents fell, to re-create us in Christ. Thank you Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for Loving us so much. Enable us, Priests and People, to return love for Love! Your kingdom come!

  2. Today I began reading the book: “From the Depths of our Hearts” co-authored by Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah.

    In the crisis the Catholic Church faces today, we need to ask Jesus our High Priest through Mary for holy priests. Benedict describes the situation of our time, under the title “The Catholic Priesthood”, writing this sentence:

    “At the foundation of the serious situation in which the priesthood finds itself today, we find a methodological flaw in the reception of Scripture as the Word of God.”

    It seems to me that many priests do not listen to God speaking in Scripture, and thus have not preached the “Kingdom of God” as Jesus did. Praying the “Our Father” as Jesus taught us to pray, may His Kingdom come because Priests and People have done his Will on earth as it is in heaven. They have heard and obeyed God’s Truth and His Love.

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