A Lenten Reflection for Families
This Lenten Reflection is written by various members of our St. Margaret Mary Community. Original artwork is by Lynda Swenk. We welcome you to use these reflections as a daily or family activity or as your private Stations of the Cross.
Let this time in our Church cycle be one of introspection and reflection of your own faith journey through the Passion and Death of our Lord.
The stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Dolorosa or the “Sorrowful Way”, is a narration of the final hours in the life of Jesus Christ on earth that continues to provide a spiritual journey for Christians which is applicable to our own life today.
It is believed the stations originated with the Franciscans for those who could not travel to Jerusalem. It was a way for people to journey as if they were walking the “Sorrowful Way” of Jesus to Calvary. May these ancient prayers allow God to open your mind and heart to praise Him more freely and to speak words of reconciliation and love to each other.
When praying the Stations, it is customary to name the station and then make the following acclamation:
Presider: We adore You O Christ, and we praise You. (genuflect)
All: Because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.