When pilgrims visited Jerusalem, they wanted to visit the sites where Jesus had been. These sites became important holy connections with Jesus. Following in the footsteps of the Lord, along the way of the cross, became an integral part of the pilgrimage visit. In the 16th century, villages around Europe made “replicas” of the way of the cross, with small shrines commemorating the locations along the route in Jerusalem. These shrines then became the set of 14 stations we now know. The 14 Stations is a powerful way to contemplate, and enter into, the mystery of Jesus’ gift of himself to us, by seeking to establish a spiritual connection with Jesus as he entered his Passion.
Do join us every Friday in Lent:
3.00pm : Stations of the Cross
6.30pm : Chaplet
7.00pm : Mass followed by Stations of the Cross