Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross
Campus Ministry

Did you know that the origin of the Stations of the Cross goes all the way back to Mary, the Blessed Mother of Jesus? Tradition says that she would retrace Jesus’ final steps every day. Over time, this tradition spread, and many people began walking through the Holy Land where Jesus journeyed his way to Calvary. Those not in the Holy Land would set up plaques or statues to help themselves meditate on Jesus’ way of the cross. The 14 Stations of the Cross commemorate important moments that Jesus endured before his death. Reflecting upon these moments draws us closer to Christ, invites us to experience his suffering, and hopefully leaves us ever more grateful for this most undeserving gift that Christ gives us through his passion, death, and resurrection. We are almost halfway through Lent. How is your prayer and fasting going? Perhaps you can pray the Stations of the Cross as we head closer to Easter.

Watch the entire video about the Stations of the Cross here.

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