Thursday, April 9, 2009

Good Friday

The Stations of the Cross is an ancient ritual of the Church (started by St. Francis of Assisi) which commemorates the last hours of Jesus' life - His passion and crucifixion. It is also called Via Dolorosa or Via Crucis (the Way of Sorrows or Way of the Cross).

In an annual Good Friday custom, we pray the Stations of the Cross on our 1/3 mile driveway. (Usually, we have about three hundred people join us.) These Station markers were donated by friends of our monastery. They have brass plaques on each one stating the name of the donor. The closeup is of Station 9 - Jesus falls the third time.
It rained all day yesterday, so we are hoping and praying that it will be clear today so that we may continue with the outdoor Stations of the Cross.
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