The Stations of the Cross began as a practice of pious pilgrims in Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations currently found in almost every Catholic church today.
During Lent, we spiritually prepare ourselves and others for the Resurrection and for a deepening of our spiritual journey.
“Each year, Lent offers us a providential opportunity
to deepen the meaning and value of our Christian lives,
and it stimulates us to rediscover the mercy of God so that we, in turn,
become more merciful toward our brothers and sisters.
In the Lenten period, the Church makes it her duty to propose
some specific tasks that accompany the faithful concretely
in this process of interior renewal:
these are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.” —Pope Benedict XVI
The Stations of the Cross is a powerful way to contemplate and enter into the mystery of Jesus’ gift of himself to us. It involves our senses, our experience, and our emotions. We experience the love of Jesus for us and our gratitude deepens. This gratitude leads to a generous heart and a desire to love as we have been loved.
Join us during Lent every Friday evening at 7:00 pm for this devotion. E-tickets will not be needed. In addition, we will be live-streaming the devotion on our live-stream channel here. On our channel you can also watch the pre-recorded devotions.
Stations Preparatory Prayer
Jesus, our adorable Saviour, we contemplate Your sacred passion.
Help us to understand that the sufferings of our life
are the continuation of Your passion.
We ask for strength for our souls to go through our passion,
in the spirit with which You went through Yours. Amen.