Monday, March 8, 2010

Let's journey with Jesus

We have entered the third week of Lent. Hopefully by now we are moving through this season of grace with perseverance and in peace. One of the most meaningful prayers of Lent is the Stations of the Cross, walking beside Jesus as He makes His way to Calvary. As we move through the stations we meditate on our Lord’s sufferings, the reason for His sufferings, and how those sufferings should touch and transform our own lives.

Here are some links to several ways of making the Stations. Perhaps you could choose one of these versions, print them out and use them during the remaining weeks of the season (although the Stations may be prayed all year long.) There are numerous books available as well, sometimes simplified versions of the Stations are in the back of Missals etc. or
You can pray the stations in many ways - perhaps one or two a day and really meditate on the mystery.

As an aside, the picture of the Crucified Jesus (above) is my favorite. I took it at the Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville, NY. Each time I look at it Jesus seems to be saying something new to me – “Why are you afraid?”,I am nailed to this cross to show you how much I love you!” "I long to have my people know how much I love them." I have this picture on my computer desktop so I can look at Jesus many times during the day.

God bless you. I hope this information is helpful. Let us walk together the Way of the Cross.

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