When a Catholic Community Creates Own Stations of the Cross

by Sister Julie Ann on April 6, 2012

On this Good Friday, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Marlita Henseler and Sister Mary Ann Spanjers share Stations of the Cross created by the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, Newton, WI that are displayed in the church’s gathering space. (Saint Francis of Assisi began this devotion focusing on the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.)

Click here to see each of the depictions on our Franciscan Community flickr account.

Click here to read Benjamin Wideman’s Lenten article from The Compass, Diocese of Green Bay regarding these Stations of the Cross created by individuals of various ages from the parish.

Almighty and eternal God, merciful Father, who hast given to the human race Thy beloved Son as an example of humility, obedience, and patience, to precede us on the way of life, bearing the cross: Graciously grant us that we, inflamed by His infinite love, may take up the sweet yoke of His Gospel together with the mortification of the cross, following Him as His true disciples, so that we shall one day gloriously rise with Him and joyfully hear the final sentence: “Come, ye blessed of My Father, and possess the kingdom which was prepared for you from the beginning,” where Thou reignest with the Son and the Holy Ghost, and where we hope to reign with Thee, world without end. Amen. -Saint Francis of Assisi

2 thoughts on “When a Catholic Community Creates Own Stations of the Cross”

  1. Sister Anne Marie Lom says:

    What a great idea to personally involve people of the parish in the Passion of Jesus. Hats off to the one(s) who thought of this!

  2. S.Mary Ann says:

    Having had the opportunity to pray these stations with the people of St. Thomas the Apostle has touched my life in an even deeper way–sharing our faith with each other through these personal creative ways is a wonderful gift!

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