The ‘Way’ to Mercy

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS has been a popular means of praying for over 1500 years.

The Stations represent fourteen moments of Christ’s journey from his condemnation by Pontius Pilate through to his crucifixion and burial.  The route Jesus took through Jerusalem is known as the Via Dolorosa – The Way of Sorrows (or sometimes just The Way). The stations along the route there are believed to be in the actual locations they occurred.

For those who can’t go to Jerusalem, Catholic churches (and chapels) will have the stations around the walls of the church so that the faithful can journey with Jesus.  It is customary to pray the Stations in Lent, usually on Fridays. We will be praying the stations through the last fourteen school days of the term at 1.45pm in the Chapel.  We also hope to have an acted version presented to us for our end of term liturgies. We ask Mary our Mother to pray for us as we prepare: Hail Mary…

Prayer: Make an effort to pray the Stations of the Cross this Lent. Available in most Churches on Friday evenings.

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