Way of the Cross

Way of the Cross

Spiritualità Mater Lucis (Mathrujyothi) - Mandya - India

“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:24).

The Stations of the Cross are a 14-steps, Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ's last day. Particular prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete. The Sisters of Mathrujyothi Community had the way of the Cross together with our Children at Snehalaya and few neighbours of the Community. The Snehalaya children made this pilgrimage an enriching moment through their enactment of fourteen stations of the Cross. They approached Sisters and with the help and guidance of the Sisters, they enacted with the same sentiments of Passion of Jesus who suffered, injured by human hands, stripped out and whipped until bleeding and died for all.