Join us in church to walk the Stations of the Cross
From the church’s earliest days, followers of Jesus told the story of his passion, death and resurrection. When pilgrims came to Jerusalem, they were anxious to see the sites where Jesus was. Eventually, walking in the footsteps of the Lord along the way of the cross became a part of the pilgrimage visit.
The stations of the cross, as we know them today, came about when it was no longer easy to visit the holy sites. In the 1500’s, villages all over Europe started creating replicas of the way of the cross, with small shrines commemorating the places along the route in Jerusalem. Eventually, these shrines became the set of 14 stations we now know and were placed in almost every Catholic Church in the world.
The stations of the cross are a form of prayer. Just go from one station to the next on this page. When “arriving” at a station, begin by looking carefully at the image itself — the stations were photographed by Sarah Webb at St. Monica Church, Berwyn — then follow the prayers and meditations.