Stations of the Cross and Creation

This year for Lent, we have decided to create a series of reflections connecting Stations of the Cross and creation. Included below are both Spanish and English versions, and for each language there is both a printable booklet and mobile phone version.

Why should we connect the Stations of the Cross with creation? The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that the whole purpose of creation is Christ and the new creation (CCC 280). Christ is the lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Rev 13:8). God foreknew from all eternity that he would send his Son to die for the world and redeem it. In the mysteries of the passion and the resurrection, the full meaning of creation is revealed to us. In addition, during Stations of the Cross, we meditate upon the work of the second Adam. We cannot understand the work of the second Adam without understanding the first. These meditations help us to understand the importance of the first Adam within salvation history.

We hope these meditations will help guide you in reflecting upon the greatest mysteries revealed to mankind.

The Old and New Testament readings are optional, but can help guide reflection. They have been included on the righthand side so they can easily be skipped if time does not permit their reading.

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