The Via Crucis, The path for all to the cross," by Clarence Enzler is a fine model for one of the most popular traditions. This version of the Stations of the Cross is extremely simple and practical; I recommend it for personal or community use." --Most Reverend Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop of Las Cruces
Clarence J. Enzler (1910-1976) is best known for Everyone's Way of the Cross, first published in 1970. He worked for the US Department of Agriculture from 1937 to 1972, except from 1943 to 1945, when he served as the feature editor with the National Catholic Welfare Conference News Service (now known as Catholic News Service). A prolific author, Enzler published articles in many national magazines, including The Ave Maria, and wrote three books. He held a doctorate from Catholic University of America and was a deacon in the Archdiocese of Washington. Enzler and his wife Kathleen Crowley Enzler were the parents of thirteen children.
Annika Nelson is an award-winning visual artist whose work crosses cultural borders, stimulates dialogue between generations, and portrays images of everyday life and the environment through her colorful prints and illustrations. She has illustrated several books and her work has appeared in such publications as Cricket and the San Diego Union Tribune and has been used by such companies as Patagonia and Elite Racing. Nelson received her degree in studio art from the University of California at Santa Cruz and studied printmaking for a year at the Hochschule fur Angewandete Kunst in Vienna, Austria. Currently, she splits her time between her studio and University of California San Diego Extension, where she coordinates the art and photography program.
Gertrud Mueller Nelson is an author, illustrator, teacher, and speaker. She is especially known for her clip art and her award-winning, bestselling book on ceremony and ritual, To Dance with God. Nelson has designed church furnishings, stained glass, and silver jewelry. She has taught Montessori and has studied art at the Kolnerwerkschulen in Germany and psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute in Switzerland. She is internationally noted as a speaker on ritual, liturgy, family, psychology, and sacred art. Nelson has three children and three grandchildren.