"For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it
The spirituality of the Extreme Way of the Cross is based on a paradox: you need to lose your life to find it.
The strength of the Extreme Way of the Cross lies in the moment, when you reach a crisis at night. When everything inside you screams: “Why aren’t you in your bed, why are you out of your comfort zone, why are you doing this?”
It usually happens at dawn, when many people are out of wind. To keep going, you need to say: “God, when I feel so bad, I want to be with You. Not to feel better, but to be better.” God listens. God likes such requests.
The Extreme Way of the Cross responds to the main problem of many people, who are dissatisfied with their current lives but are afraid to make a change – they don’t want to lose what they have. They have their comfort zones, which contain plenty of unresolved problems. But when you break through the limits during the Extreme Way of the Cross, you will believe that you can transform your life.
The Extreme Way of the Cross is not a sport, it’s a way to change your life.
The Extreme Way of the Cross is not growing because of money invested in its advertising. The Extreme Way of the Cross is advertised by the people it transformed. This is the power of the Extreme Way of the Cross: the people it transformed! This is the spirituality of the Extreme Way of the Cross!
The Extreme Way of the Cross combines a new form of spirituality and old tradition.
It refers to the old forms of spirituality: pilgrimages to holy lands. It has a considerable Franciscan spirit, which sees human beings with souls and bodies turn to God. It is a departure from a thought-based faith only.
The human being is composed of body and soul. A beautiful heart should reside in a skillful body. The foundation of spiritual life is asceticism, which is why the Extreme Way of the Cross is also open to people who don’t go to church and non-believers.
The Extreme Way of the Cross is not about sport and competition. It’s about spirituality, about spending time with yourself and with God.
The Extreme Way of the Cross is a new form of spirituality. The people of today don’t want to hear about God, they want to meet Him. They don’t want to listen about prayer, they want to experience it. This is what the Extreme Way of the Cross offers.
The Extreme Way of the Cross also meets contemporary challenges. Most people have too little free time to attend a Way of the Cross at church every week like thirty years ago. The Extreme Way of the Cross is something like an accumulation of devotion.
Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the former apostolic nuncio to Poland, is among those who conquered the Extreme Way of the Cross. As a native of Piedmont, he saw it as nothing out of the ordinary! After all, he is a highlander.