11-Stations of the Cross

11-Stations of the Cross

Our Stations of the Cross are from the old church and placed on new wrought iron frames that were custom made here in the Bow Valley.

The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis, refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers. The stations grew out of imitations of Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem which is believed to be the actual path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary. The objective of the stations is to help the Christian faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ.  Wikipedia

  1. Jesus is condemned to death

  2. Jesus carries His cross

  3. Jesus falls for the first time under His cross.

  4. Jesus meets His sorrowful Mother.

  5. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry His cross.

  6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.

  7. Jesus falls for the second time.

  8. The women of Jerusalem weep over Jesus.

  9. Jesus falls for the third time.

  10. Jesus is stripped of His garments.

  11. Jesus is nailed to the cross.

  12. Jesus dies on the cross.

  13. Jesus is taken down from the cross.

  14. Jesus is laid in the Sepulcher (the Tomb).

In between each Station, in addition to saying the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be, congregations often sing verses from Stabat Mater, a moving hymn about the Blessed Mother’s sorrow at her Son’s Passion.