The Second Station: Jesus is made carry the cross

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. It’s a station about awareness.  I heard a woman speak once about her young son who lives with Autism.  She said she went to a local supermarket to do her shopping…

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The Third Station: Jesus falls for the first time

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Was it a pebble or a rock? Was it a push or a slap?  Was it verbal abuse or fatigue?  Was it ….. We’ll never know what led to the first…

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Fourth Station: Jesus meets his mother

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. “Though your message was unspoken, still the truth in silence lies …..” this is one of my favourite lines from Dana’s hymn “Our Lady of Knock”.  It brings us back to…

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Fifth Station: Simon helps Jesus carry his cross

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. I remember a man coming to me very early one morning.  He was looking for some food and possibly a few euro as he faced the day.  I asked where he’d…

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Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. She’s some woman!  Veronica, the woman with the towel – one who saw something that needed to be done and just did it.  There’s a tee-shirt that appears from time to…

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Seventh Station: Jesus falls for the second time

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. In many ways, the second fall is more difficult and painful than the first since the first fall was an unknown and took the faller by surprise.  The second fall is…

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Eighth Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Was it the sound of their weeping that caught his attention? Doubtful.  He knew they were there for they always were – the women – following, supporting, listening, responding, encouraging and…

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Tenth Station: Jesus is stripped of his garments

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. In many ways this is the cruellest of the stations – cruel in that it is so unnecessary.  Who could possibly have wanted the garments he was wearing – bloodstained, sweat…

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