Written more than half a century ago, The Seven Last Words, by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, has proved to be an excellent book for spiritual reading, especially during the season of Lent and for retreats. The statements the Gospels attribute to Christ on Calvary are reflected upon and prayed over. This is a work of devotion meant to stimulate our fidelity to Christ and challenge us to love one another ever more heroically. The truly cosmic implications of the shattering events of Calvary are brought to the fore in these stirring reflections.