February 15, 2013

Stations of the Cross

Throughout the year, but especially during Lent, we like to try to pray the Stations of the Cross on Fridays.  Originating from pilgrimages following the actual footsteps of Christ to Calvary in the Holy Land, the Stations are designed for those of us who cannot make an actual pilgrimage, but nevertheless would like to accompany and console Our Lord on His way to the cross.

For our children, we've found an absolutely WONDERFUL booklet to help guide us all in praying the Stations of the Cross as a family!


Courtesy of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Front Royal, VA, the booklet is simple enough for even the youngest child to follow along, yet still follows a traditional format.  They can color the Stations, take turns leading, or simply follow along, all in less than 10-15 minutes.

We also just found this WONDERFUL set of coloring pages for the Stations of the Cross, in several different sizes and formats, as well as a Stations of the Cross Box, which contains physical items representative of each Station:


We hope this little booklet and these resources enhance your family's prayer life with this important and moving devotion as much as it has ours!

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