“ They have pierced My hands and My feet, they have numbered all My bones.”
This is a tradition that we started 7 years ago and have continued it at the prompting of my children. We were inspired by Just Another Day In Paradise.
Is the practice of this devotion of the Way of the Cross of great value?
Next to the holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and holy Communion, there is certainly no devotion which represents better to us the sufferings and death of Christ than the Way of the Cross. St. Albertus Magnus says: “A simple remembrance of Christ’s sufferings is worth more than fasting on bread and water every Friday for a year, and scourging one’s self unto blood.” St. Bernard gives us the reason of this, when he says: “Who can consider the sufferings of Christ and be so void of religion as to remain untouched; so proud that he will not humble himself; so vindictive that he will not forgive; so fond of pleasure that he will not abstain from it; so hard-hearted that he will not repent of his sins?” And St. Augustine says: “What pride, what avarice, what anger can be cured otherwise than by the humility, the poverty, the patience of the Son of God? All these virtues are found in carefully meditating on that way of pain which our Saviour went, and along which we should follow Him.” On this account several of the Popes, among others Clement XII. and Benedict XIV., have granted many indulgences to the performance of this devotion; indulgences which may be applied to the suffering souls in purgatory. ~Fr. Leonard Goffine, The Church’s Year
Our first set was made by Rose when she was 14. Our newest set was made by Sparkles at 13 years old.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS CANDLE SET
- 14 Candles (12 packs found at WalMart for $5.97)
- Stations of the Cross Images
- Modge Podge
- Foam Brush
- Print/Cut images to fit on candle
- Apply Modge Podge on glass candle. Adhere image. Apply another coat of Modge Podge over the image.
- Let set/dry
- Repeat Steps 2 & 3 as desired
- Write the number of the Station on the bottom of the candle to help those identify the correct order when setting up the candles/Stations
Recite the Stations of the Cross with the use of these candles. Blow out the coordinating candle after the Station is recited.
These gems make the perfect Lenten gift for godparents & godchildren.
Stations of the Cross Crafts & Activities:
- Stations of the Cross Candles – JOYfilledfamily
- Portable Stations of the Cross – Paper Dali
- Stations of the Cross Box – Cherished Hearts at Home
- Stations of the Cross Homemade Grottos – Pondered in My Heart
- Stations of the Cross Montessori Activity – Catholic Icing
- Station of the Cross Eggs – Catholic Icing
- Stations of the Cross Box – Lord, That I May See
- Stations of the Cross Box (assembly)- Smart Martha
- Stations of the Cross Montessori Box – Three Sided Wheel
- Stations of the Cross with Ribbon – Familia Catolica
- Stations of the Cross Prayer Gems – Diary of a Sower
Stations of the Cross Printables:
- Stations of the Cross Coloring Pages – Catholic Playground
- Stations of the Cross Cards (perfect for Lapbook) – Crusaders for Christ
- Stations of the Cross Three Part Cards – The Bookworm
- The Way of the Cross 2 Sheet Printable – FCPeace
- Stations of the Cross Coloring Pages – St. John the Baptist Parish
Stations of the Cross Printable Booklets:
- Stations of the Cross Booklet according to St. Alphonsus Ligouri – St. Anne’s Helper
- Stations of the Cross Coloring Booklet – St. John the Baptist Parish
- Stations of the Cross Booklet – St. John the Baptist Parish
- Stations of the Cross for Children – Family, Feast, and Feria
Stations of the Cross Printable Audio/Video:
- Way of the Cross for Children DVD clip – Pro Multis
- The Way of the Cross According to St. Alphonsus Ligouri – Audio led by a Priest and followed by school children
- The Way of the Cross by St. Alphonsus Ligouri – YouTube
Stations of the Cross Resources for Adults: