Thirteenth Station: Jesus is taken down from the cross

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. I can still see her.  She’d been in the hospice for some time, off and on, but her final weeks were spent there – in a borrowed room.  Her family tried…

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Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the Cross

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. “How did it happen?”  “Had he been sick for long?”  “Did he say anything to you?” – these questions are fairly typical and often asked following someone’s death.  It’s not so…

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Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross

We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.  Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. There are a few thoughts that come to mind when looking at this station – many thoughts indeed – but two that seem to re-emerge.  One is of people living with…

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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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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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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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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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