Friday, March 09, 2012

Following Christ to Calvary

On Fridays during Lent, I pray the Stations of the Cross with my children. We use various sources for these. One of the ones we have used this year came from the March 2012 issue of St. Anthony Messenger. They feature photos of sculptures by Virginia Marksyowicz and text by Alfred McBride, OPRAEM, taken from his booklet The Challenge of the Cross: Praying the Stations.

You can view the stations here: Following Christ to Calvary

This is the text for Station 11: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

In my contemporary world, I am called to adore a crucified God and not dilute the cross by smothering it with roses or pleasant thoughts, making its meaning and value vanish. I need the shadows of Good Friday to appreciate the full possibilities of the Easter mystery. The most distant object I can see on a clear day is the sun. But on a dark night I can see the stars, millions of miles farther away. Darkness has its spiritual value.

2 comments:

Marcy said...

I like using the videos from the Living Stations of the Cross: http://livingstations.org/ They are short so kids don't get bored. If you are in the Detroit area the show going on now til April 1st at the Cathedral.

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur said...

Thank you for the link!