Each Station of this set of 14 Stations of the Cross measures 9.84 x 7.48 inches and weighs 5.12 lbs. for a total weight of 72 lbs. for all 14 Stations. This will be a wonderful aid to the devotional life of your parish community.
“Made in Germany” – Mark of Excellence
This beautiful processional cross was made in Germany. “Made in Germany” is a guarantee of value and quality. Consider but the many German companies known and appreciated worldwide for the compelling quality of their engineering and products: BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Siemens, Bosch, Miele, Zeiss, the list goes on and on. Creator Mundi imports from the spiritual and religious equivalent of these companies in Germany, where quality of workmanship, nobility of composition, aesthetic brilliance, and theological depth hold sway in every gift item created and crafted.
The Stations of the Cross Emerged from a Special Need
The disciples of Jesus experienced Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection and remembered and recounted it others later on. In the centuries that followed, whenever pilgrims visited Jerusalem, they were filled with the desire to experience the places where Jesus once had been so that they might but walk in his footsteps. These pilgrims desired to accompany Jesus along the narrow stony streets of Jerusalem as he made his way to his crucifixion and death. The Via Dolorosa (the “Way of Suffering”) is the street through which Jesus carried his cross. The Stations of the Cross as we know them now emerged from the need to still be with Jesus in his suffering and death, even when pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land had become exceedingly difficult, dangerous, and often impossible. Thus did the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) emerge in the late Middle Ages as an increasingly popular devotion in many hamlets and towns of Europe. Small shrines were created to commemorate particular scenes and places (“stations”) on this Way of the Cross. The number and title of these “stations” would vary considerably for many years, but was ultimately established as fourteen in all. The Fourteen Stations of the Cross can now be found in or near almost every Catholic Church in the entire world. But we now experience devotion to Christ’s Passion as incomplete without the celebration of His Resurrection! And so we now finish the Via Crucis at the “Fifteenth Station” – the Resurrection of Christ.