From the earliest days of the Church, Christians remembered Jesus’ life and death by visiting and praying at the places where Jesus lived, suffered, died, and rose from the dead. As the Church grew, not everyone could travel to the Holy Land for a pilgrimage. By establishing “stations,” or places to stop and pray, local churches began inviting people to “follow in the footsteps of Jesus” at their own parish churches. We do the same today, especially during the season of Lent.
At each of the fourteen stations, we pause and think about what is happening at the station. Download the above Stations of the Cross Prayer to share with your students! Available in English and Spanish.