S07 Episode 12: Holy Week- The Stations of the Cross

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Holy Week: The Stations of the Cross

In this episode we decided to pray through the Stations of the Cross, found in St. Faustina’s Diary. During Holy Week, we wanted to take this opportunity to quiet our hearts and reflect on our Lord’s suffering and death, so we can enter in more fully. We hope that you will use this as a prayer resource and pray with your families or on your own.

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Resources

St Faustina’s Way of the Cross

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Divine Mercy Novena

Discussion questions:

  1. What part of the Stations of the Cross spoke to you?
  2. How can you enter into Holy Week in a new way this year?
  3. What does it mean to you, that Jesus suffered and died for you, so that you could be with Him in heaven forever?

Journal Questions:

  1. Reflect and pray on Mt 26:40 “Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “So, could you not stay awake with me one hour?”
  2. How can you keep watch with Jesus during Holy Week?

Quote to Ponder - “Do not be afraid of sufferings; I am with you.” - The Diary of St. Faustina (151)

Scripture for Lectio Divina - “Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “So, could you not stay awake with me one hour?” Mt 26:40

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