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Via Crucis (uncountable)

  1. The Way of the Cross.
  2. Any extremely arduous or painful experience requiring strength or courage to endure.
    • 2003, Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason, Penguin, published 2004, page 187:
      But the belief which became imprinted on him was that of the onerousness of God's ‘call’, a via crucis of religious duties – prayers, fasting, church attendance, Bible reading, soul-searching – from which he equally continually shied away




Via Crucis

  1. the Way of the Cross; a series of pictures/statues depicting the Stations of the Cross, as laid out around a church, along a road etc
  2. a procession held during the Holy Week where participants trace the Way of the Cross