Stations of the Cross

Stations of the CrossThe Stations of the Cross or Way of the Cross is a popular devotion during Lent. Many parishes offer the Stations on Fridays during Lent to call to mind the journey Jesus took from condemnation to death.

Most every church has the Stations of the Cross displayed within the sanctuary, but some have them elsewhere like outside. The parish I attend in Charlotte has them both inside the church and an outdoor way of the cross that was done as an Eagle Scout project. I’ve seen a similar Scout project in Boone, NC, as well.



There are 14 stations in all:

  1. Jesus is condemned to death
  2. Jesus takes the Cross
  3. Jesus falls for the first time
  4. Mary meets Jesus
  5. Simon of Cyrene is made to help Jesus bear the Cross
  6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
  7. Jesus falls for the second time
  8. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus falls for the third time
  10. Jesus is stripped of his garments
  11. Jesus is crucified
  12. Jesus dies on the Cross
  13. Jesus is taken down from the Cross
  14. Jesus is laid in the tomb


The Stations of the Cross is always practiced during a service on Good Friday, the only day of the year that a Mass does not take place, rather a Eucharistic service is provided.

We offer many items to help one or many find a deeper devotion through the Stations of the Cross. Many people like to pray with the Stations of the Cross rosary or Stations bracelet. Literary resources include Pope Benedict XVI’s Way of the Cross or St. Josemaria Escriva’s Way of the Cross (mini edition). For the kids, there are lots of coloring books, CDs, and activities.

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3 Responses to Stations of the Cross

  1. Kenneth Carroll says:

    Hello My Son is working on his eagle project and is looking for affordable stations of the cross placards for our church outdoor project. can you recommend options for him


    Ken carroll

  2. Gretchen says:

    Hi Kenneth,

    Here are our Stations of the Cross products:

    Please check back with us closer to the Lenten season when we will have new items available.

    God Bless!

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