Stations of the Cross

We will walk the Stations of the Cross at 5:00 p.m. on March 5, 12, 19 and 26. All are welcome.

ABOUT STATIONS

OF THE CROSS

 

Where did the Stations of the Cross come from? After Jesus died and rose from the dead, many people reflected upon his passion and death. They began to make visits to Jerusalem and to walk in Jesus’ footsteps. The street Jesus walked is still called Via Dolorosa, the way of pain. People would stop along the way and remember what had happened to Jesus. It is likely that they marked the places for those who came after them to follow as well. As Christianity spread throughout the known world, distance made it nearly impossible for people to make the trip to Jerusalem. That didn’t stop their need to know and remember. As the years passed, many Catholic Churches had the Stations of the Cross along the walls of their worship space. “Pilgrims” can come to church any time, praying and moving from station to station.