Through the praying of the Stations, we accompany our Lord along the way of His cruel Passion and Death. As we meditate briefly at each of the stops or stations along the way to Calvary, we ponder what it meant for our Lord Jesus to take our human flesh, to suffer and to die for love of us. The Stations of the Cross open up for us, in a most concrete manner, the immensity of God’s love for us. It is helpful to recall that this venerable Lenten prayer has its origin in the pilgrimage of Christians to Jerusalem, in order to walk, in prayer, the very way by which our Lord won our salvation. Since many Christians are unable to make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the Church developed the Way of the Cross over the  centuries, so that all Christians can mystically make pilgrimage to the places of our Lord’s  Suffering and Dying. 

Praying the Stations means identifying ourselves with Christ in His Suffering and Dying. As we stop to pray at each station, we see the reflection of our own life in Christ. The Way of the Cross is our way of life, our way to eternal life. In a particular way, this most venerated prayer of the Church helps us to understand and embrace the mystery of suffering in our lives, as our Lord Jesus embraced the mystery of His Passion and Death. Meditating on the individual  

station, we pray that we may follow Christ by pouring out our lives in selfless love of God and of our neighbor. 

You are invited to take part in the public praying of the Way of the Cross at Holy Cross during Lent. 

The Stations are prayed on Fridays during Lent beginning February 24. 

The English Stations begin at: 6:00 p.m. The Spanish Stations begin at: 7:00 p.m.

Before or after the Stations, join the Knights for Soup and bread in Wellens Hall.

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