The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life. Jn 12:25 He had no majestic bearing to catch our eye,     no beauty to draw us to him. Is 53:2 Some [seed] fell on rocky ground, where […]

The Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

The Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus. Whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. Jn 12:45-46 “Come,” says my heart, “seek his face”;     your face, Lord, do I seek! Ps 27:8 Church […]

The Fifth Station: Simon Helps Jesus Carry the Cross

The Fifth Station: Simon Helps Jesus Carry the Cross As they were going out, they met a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross. Mt 27:32  Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” Mt […]

The Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Afflicted Mother

The Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Afflicted Mother. My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it. Luke 8:21 Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 My thoughts flow the most freely […]

The Third Station: Jesus Falls the First Time

For the next fourteen days leading up to Easter Sunday I am going to write a brief reflection on the 14 Stations of the Cross. Every time I pray the stations I am struck by a few things: the love of Christ revealed in its fullness in the Passion, the nature of Christ’s suffering and […]

The Second Station: Jesus Accepts the Cross

For the next fourteen days leading up to Easter Sunday I am going to write a brief reflection on the 14 Stations of the Cross. Every time I pray the stations I am struck by a few things: the love of Christ revealed in its fullness in the Passion, the nature of Christ’s suffering and […]

The First Station: Pilate Condemns Jesus to Death

For the next fourteen days leading up to Easter Sunday I am going to write a brief reflection on the 14 Stations of the Cross. Every time I pray the stations I am struck by a few things: the love of Christ revealed in its fullness in the Passion, the nature of Christ’s suffering and […]