Wondering how to enter into Lent in a new way this year? The Stations of the Cross are a beautiful Lenten tradition. This devotion allows us to walk with Jesus towards Calvary, reflecting on how we can “take up your cross and follow Him.” There have been many reflections on The Stations of the Cross written, all emphasizing a different perspective.
During my time in religious life, we prayed the Stations of the Cross every Friday and I grew to love the practice of remembering Jesus’s ultimate sacrifice. However, I often found the meditations we used lacking. They left me feeling guilty and like a failure, rather than grateful for Jesus’s act of love. This, coupled with my growing obsession with Saint Therese of Lisieux, led to an incredible inspiration that has blessed me and many others. Combining scripture, the writings of Saint Therese, and my own prayer, the Holy Spirit helped me compose “The Little Way of the Cross.”
I dreamed of getting these made into a booklet and selling them, and now that dream is a reality! One of my friends from college, Lindsay of Just Love Prints, is an artist and makes prints and other items. She took my writing and made it into these beautiful and compact cards. We’re selling them over at her shop and would love for you to help support our ministries so we can continue to glorify God. If your parish or school does communal Stations of the Cross, you can also purchase printing rights to make your own booklets. May you be blessed and drawn deeper into Christ’s sacrificial love and mercy!
This quote is what made me start wondering why this didn’t already exist:
“One Sunday, looking at a picture of Our Lord on the Cross, I was struck by the blood flowing from one of the divine hands. I felt great sorrow when thinking this blood was falling to the ground unnoticed. I was resolved to remain in spirit at the foot of the Cross and to receive the divine dew. I understood I was then to pour it out upon souls. The cry of Jesus on the Cross sounded continually in my heart: “I thirst!” These words ignited within me an unknown and very living fire. I wanted to give my Beloved to drink and I felt myself consumed with a thirst for souls. As yet, it was not the souls of priests that attracted me, but those of great sinners; I burned with the desire to snatch them from the eternal flames.”
Christ was abandoned by most of his friends as he carried the Cross to Calvary. Will you walk with Him this Lent and quench His thirst?