Handcrafted Dolomite Stone and Resin Plaque
5 x 3.75 inches
Hangs Easily on the Wall
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Made in France
The Stations of the Cross I through XV, 2000 Series will enhance the chapel of any school, clinic, retreat house, hospice, hospital,and motherhouse of a religious community. This is a gift worthy both of the great and holy works of charity and service you want to honor and of the sisters, brothers, and priests of the religious communities who have done so much for you, your family, your neighborhood, and your city. These Stations of the Cross are of true heirloom quality and will be a gift that will most certainly outlive you (and all of us) and be cherished and venerated for many generations to come!
The Stations of the Cross – A Splendid Labor of Love, Hope, and Faith
The Stations of the Cross I through XV, 2000 Series each measure 5 inches high and 3.75 inches wide. Each Station is wonderfully fashioned from a composite of local dolomite stone and resin. The cloistered community of nuns created, fashioned and individually hand-finished each and every Station which emerges from the atelier of their monastery in France. Each nun, exercising true contemplation in action, prayerfully fulfills a particular task assigned to her which is necessary for finishing each and every Station. How, by whom, and where every Station is made ensures that the Stations of the Cross I through XV, 2000 Series are indeed ”culturally authentic” as well as a most splendid labor of love, hope and faith!
Where did the Stations of the Cross come from?
The disciples of Jesus experienced, remembered, and recounted Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection. When pilgrims visited Jerusalem in the centuries that followed, they were eager to see the places where Jesus had once been so that they could walk in his footsteps. These pilgrims wanted to accompany Jesus along the narrow streets of Jerusalem to his crucifixion and death. The street through which Jesus carried his cross is still called the Via Dolorosa, the “Way of Suffering.” The Stations of the Cross as we now know them came into being when pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land became increasingly difficult, dangerous, and even impossible. In the late Middle Ages, the Way of the Cross began to emerge as a popular devotion in many villages and towns of Europe. Small shrines were designated to commemorate particular scenes and places (“stations”) on the Way of the Cross. The number and title of these “stations” varied considerably for a long time, but was eventually set at fourteen. The Fourteen Stations of the Cross can be found in or near almost every Catholic Church worldwide. But devotion to Christ’s Passion is incomplete without celebration of His Resurrection! And so we now journey to a “Fifteenth Station” as well – the Resurrection of Christ.