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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