Stations of the Cross for Our Time


As we accompany Jesus on his journey to Calvary, let us take a moment to remember how difficult that journey was. He carried his cross through the narrow crowded streets of Jerusalem.

It was Passover time and so the city was full of people, many of whom mocked, jostled and took pleasure in watching as Jesus struggled with his heavy burden. The way was often steep.

The journey that Jesus made on that day remains a symbol of Christianity in the world, as it struggles with its own crosses and failures, and the challenges of modern life. The streets of our towns are filled with people who carry their personal crosses, who are bruised, battered and broken.

Through these Stations of the Cross, Jesus is inviting us to journey with him and to reflect on his suffering as it continues in the lives of his

people. In solidarity with all who suffer, let us pray that we will be open to whatever he wants us to see, hear and understand.

First Station

Jesus is condemned to die


Opening Prayer

Second Station

Jesus takes up his cross

Third Station

Jesus falls for the first time

Fourth Station

Jesus meets his mother

Fifth Station

Simon helps Jesus

Sixth Station

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Seventh Station

Jesus falls for the second time

Eighth Station

Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem


Jesus is raised from the dead

Ninth Station

Jesus falls for a third time

Tenth Station

Jesus is stripped of his clothing

Eleventh Station

Jesus is nailed to the cross

Twelth Station

Jesus dies on the cross

Thirteenth Station

Jesus is taken down from the cross

Fourteenth Station

Jesus is laid in the tomb

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