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Stations of the Cross
The 14 Stations of the Cross represent events from Jesus’ passion and death. At each station we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection.
1. Jesus Is Condemned to Death.
Pontius Pilate condemns Jesus to death.
2. Jesus Takes Up His Cross.
Jesus willingly accepts and patiently bears his cross.
3. Jesus Falls the First Time.
Weakened by torments and by loss of blood, Jesus falls beneath his cross.
4. Jesus Meets His Sorrowful Mother.
Jesus meets his mother, Mary, who is filled with grief.
5. Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry the Cross.
Soldiers force Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross.
6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus.
Veronica steps through the crowd to wipe the face of Jesus.
7. Jesus Falls a Second Time.
Jesus falls beneath the weight of the cross a second time.
8. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem.
Jesus tells the women to weep not for him but for themselves and for their children.
9. Jesus Falls the Third Time.
Weakened almost to the point of death, Jesus falls a third time.
10. Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments.
The soldiers strip Jesus of his garments, treating him as a common criminal.
11. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross.
Jesus’ hands and feet are nailed to the cross.
12. Jesus Dies on the Cross.
After suffering greatly on the cross, Jesus bows his head and dies.
13. Jesus Is Taken Down From the Cross.
The lifeless body of Jesus is tenderly placed in the arms of Mary, his mother.
14. Jesus Is Laid in the Tomb.
Jesus’ disciples place his body in the tomb.
The closing prayer—sometimes included as a 15th station—reflects on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Information taken from: http://www.loyolapress.com/stations-of-the-cross.htm
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Day 1 - Choose One Idea To Write About
Reflective writing is where you are going to look at your own thoughts and feelings. It’s a way to gain self knowledge through writing. It’s highly personal and honest.
You’re going to be writing a personal story about one of the Lenten prompts.
Stick to your topic and use your own experiences without going off on different tracks. You will be writing two paragraphs total to help you organize your ideas.
The FIRST PARAGRAPH will help to get the reader involved in your story including interesting details, personal experiences. The style must be very vivid and therefore appeal to the reader.
The FIRST paragraph should talk about:
1. The prompt
2. Who is involved?
The SECOND PARAGRAPH should reflect upon how you feel about the topic. It should be personal and honest.