Friday, March 30, 2012

40 Things #33: The Way of the Cross

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***This post is part of my 40 Things I Love About Catholicism series.  Click here to read more!*** 

I'm once again combining quick takes with my Lenten series featuring Catholic beliefs, traditions, and moral teachings.  This week, I'll be looking at the Way of the Cross, a Catholic devotion that prayerfully remembers Jesus' suffering and death.  Every Catholic church (that I know of) has the stations depicted somewhere.  The Way of the Cross consists of fourteen stations, so I will be featuring two stations for each take.  No writing here, just various images to reflect upon.  We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you: Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. 

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1. "Jesus is condemned to death."  Artwork by Michael D. O'Brien.
2. Jesus takes up his cross.

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3. Jesus falls the first time.
4. Jesus meets his mother Mary.  Artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS.
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5. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry his cross.
6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.  Image from the movie Jesus of Nazareth.
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7. Jesus falls the second time.
8. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem.
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9. Jesus falls the third time.
10. Jesus is stripped of his garments.
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11. Jesus is nailed to the cross.
12. Jesus dies on the cross.
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13. Jesus is taken down from the cross.  Artist: Michelangelo (Pieta)
14. Jesus is laid in the tomb.  Artist: Wilhelm Mengelberg.

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