When Fr Cormac was a Deacon in Camden Town he was looking for an additional version of the Stations of the Cross and as he was unable to find a version which satisfied him he decided to write his own. During the last four years of his life when he was suffering from the effects of prostate cancer he retired to Oxford, but remained remarkably active in his service to the Catholic Church.
During Lent in 2005 while on a visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd in Haddenham, he presented his own version of the Stations of the Cross and one of the members of the congregation was so impressed that she brought it to the attention of Denis Riches of Family Publications who had published a number of books of Fr Cormac's sermons.
It was decided to publish Fr Cormac's Stations of the Cross and to illustrate each station with an image from a different set of stations from churches all round the country.
This attractive little book was launched at the Oratory Church in Oxford during Lent 2007 about a month before Fr Cormac died and one of his last public duties was to stand at the pulpit and read the piece relating to each station as those officiating processed round the church.
This version of the Stations of the Cross makes a very personal appeal to those who are using it as a meditation - it is asking us to follow in the steps of Jesus and to think carefully about our own lives and our attitude to the Christian Faith.
The demand for this book has been considerable as evidenced by the need to print a second batch within a few weeks of its launch.