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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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VIA DOLOROSA

The Sorrowful Way. The route, according to tradition, which Jesus followed walking from Pilate's court to Calvary. It is a steep, narrow street that pilgrims traverse in meditating on the incidents that culminated in the Crucifixion. The Stations of the Cross are marked on buildings along the route to dramatize the events for those who walk in these sacred processions.