Are you looking for a way to go deeper into the Passion of Our Lord?
To meditate more prayerfully and follow more deeply “the way of the Cross in the Saviour’s steps?” (CCC #2669)
I love the Stations of the Cross but sometimes I feel they go so fast. I even fainted once during the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. I was eleven — so it was either a deeply spiritual moment or because I hadn’t eaten breakfast… Hard to say! ;)
But I found a perfect solution to this: Passiontide.
Passiontide is the two weeks preceding Easter. It begins on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, or Passion Sunday, and ends on Holy Saturday. This year that’s Sunday, 6th April to Saturday, 19th April.
As Christ’s Passion approaches, His divinity is obscured to our eyes — “we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted” (Isaiah 53:4).
This is one of the reasons that all images, statues and crucifixes are traditionally veiled in violet during Passiontide. Soon the Immortal God is about to humble Himself: “obedient unto death, even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:8)
This Passiontide, I won’t be blogging — at all.
But I do have a beautiful idea I want to share with you: a daily meditation on the Scriptural Stations of the Cross.
14 days of Passiontide = 14 stations of the Cross!
Each meditation will include the prayers and readings of each station, a sacred artwork, a fitting quotation, a brief meditation and, knowing me, a little pointed humour. Oh, and did I mention they will be beautiful?