The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step 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. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete.
The twelfth station at SMM is an "Italian masterpiece" carved from chestnut wood by Otto Comploj of Ortisei, Italy. It was the First Place winner in stiff Italian competition. Fr. Suneg waited many years to obtain this work of art.
We will be having the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 7 p.m. in the church.