Stations of the Cross Prayerful Meditations Guide

This article is a supplemental guide for the Stations of the Cross Prayerful Meditations video.

In the video, Dr. Denis McNamara, Associate Professor & Executive Director of the Center for Beauty & Culture at Benedictine College, introduces you to the Stations of the Cross depicted by classical painter Leonard Porter of New York. This stunning artistic achievement not only serves to support the Catholic faith, but shows that sophisticated traditional art is still alive and well. Meditate on these Stations with the video and use this as a guide to follow along and reflect on the paintings:

First Station: Jesus is Condemned to Death

Second Station: Jesus Carries His Cross

Third Station: Jesus Falls for the First Time

Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother

Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross

Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

Eighth Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

Ninth Station: Jesus Falls a Third Time

Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down From the Cross

Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

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