We hope to see you soon at the Stations of the Cross tonight @ 7pm; join us in-person or at the livestream. We will be using the Way of the Cross by Saint Alphonsus Liguori. For those attending in-person, you may bring your own or you may take one that we have available for your own use. They are for you to keep but we ask that you bring them with you each time you come to the church to pray the Stations of the Cross. You can also scan the QR code when you come in to view the booklet on your cell phones or click on this link https://qrco.de/bbyN6k
If it’s been a while or if you’ve never prayed the Stations of the Cross, we encourage you to embrace this powerful prayer this Lenten season to grow closer to Jesus.
Here are some thoughts on Praying the Stations of the Cross.
The Way of the Cross held a special place in the heart of St. John Paul II. He grew up near an ancient shrine in the city of “Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.” The shrine there was erected on a landscape of hills and was fashioned to resemble the Way of the Cross in Jerusalem. There are numerous chapels whereby a pilgrim can trace Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. Visiting the site when he became pope, John Paul II said,
“I really do not know how to thank Divine Providence for granting me to revisit this place: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, the Shrine of the Mother of God, the holy places of Jerusalem connected with the life of Jesus and that of his Mother reproduced here, the “little ways”, as they are called. I visited them often as a boy and as a young man. I visited them as a priest. Especially, I often visited the Shrine of Kalwaria as Archbishop of Krakow and Cardinal.”(Apostolic Pilgrimage to Poland)
Making the Way of the Cross at Kalwaria shaped him and as a result he prayed the Stations of the Cross on a daily basis, no mater what. He even installed a set of Stations in the apostolic apartments.