STATIONS OF THE CROSS
1st Jesus is Condemned to Death
We remember the over 60 million people condemned to death this past century as victims of racism, tribalism, and nationalism.
2nd Jesus takes up the cross
We remember half the world’s population who daily take up the cross of deep poverty due to economic injustices.
3rd Jesus falls for the first time
We remember those who have fallen ill due to the lack of health care as a human right.
4th Jesus meets his mother
We remember all mothers and fathers who grieve over the impact of secularism and narcissism on their children.
5th Simon helps Jesus carry his cross
We remember those who engage in solidarity to empower others to transform our world for the common good.
6th Veronica wipes Jesus’ face
We remember those who wipe the faces of the brokenhearted with their tears, prayers, empathy, time, and generosity.
7th Jesus falls for the second time
We remember those made vulnerable in life by addictions, alienation, and abandonment.
8th Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem
We remember all who comfort and strengthen others with agape love, a listening heart, and a cry for justice.
9th Jesus falls for the third time
We remember the mercy of God for those whose life situations are so violent and catastrophic that they are bereft of any hope.
10th Jesus is stripped of his clothing
We remember those who are stripped of their dignity due to slavery and human trafficking.
11th Jesus is nailed to the cross
We remember those whose lives are riddled with environmental calamities and frequent wars.
12th Jesus dies on the cross
We remember all those who have died due to genocide, torture, forced migration, and starvation.
13th Jesus is taken down from the cross
We remember in our hearts our loved ones whose God-centered lives shine as a lasting inspiration.
We remember that through Jesus’ resurrection, good triumphs over evil and light overcomes darkness.