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Monday, March 6, 2017

5 Minute Meditation on the Stations of the Cross & Free Profile Pictures

I love the Stations of the Cross and one of my favorite things is making the Stations of the Cross and singing the Sabat Mater. It is perhaps one of the most moving things for my soul! I look forward with great anticipation each Lent for this. I sing it by myself through out the year often, but there is something special about making the stations and singing with others inside the church.

"At the cross her station keeping,
stood the mournful mother weeping,
close to Jesus at the last,
Through her soul, of joy bereavèd,
bowed with anguish, deeply grievèd,
now at length the sword hath passed."
The English Hymnal, 1906.

I have made a series of Stations of the Cross profile pictures that you can use for facebook. Just save the image, then you can upload it as your profile picture. These have a traditional image with an overlay of purple and the words Pray, Fast, & Give Alms. They are also numbered with the Station in Roman Numerals. Which station moves you most?

For a quick 5 minute mediation on the Stations, play the beautiful music above while going through the stations listed below. Ask our Blessed Mother to walk you through them and try to imagine each station as if you were there walking to Calvary along side them.

First Station
Jesus is condemned to death

Second Station
Jesus carries His cross

Third Station
Jesus falls 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

Eight Station
Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Ninth Station
Jesus falls a third time

Tenth Station
Jesus’ clothes are taken away

Eleventh Station
Jesus is nailed to the cross

Twelfth Station
Jesus dies on the cross

Thirteenth Station
The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross

Fourteenth Station
Jesus is laid in the tomb


  1. This is such a unique way to follow and pray the Stations! I love the creativity, and the way this helps to evangelize, without it being too intrusive.

    Such a great concept!

    This past week was my first experience of being exposed to the Sabat Mater - thank you for providing the song in this post, because I am now reminded I wanted to follow up with that "song they were singing"!

  2. One of my things this Lent that happened almost by accident is playing Latin hymns for the kids. Particularly when it's in the post-nap-but-too-early-to-start-dinner witching hour! It brings some calm to our home and remembrance that we are part of a larger Church.

  3. I lovve audio ways to bring the faith to the kids, thanks for sharing this!