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Accepting the Cross with Joy – UPDATED

***Writing a postage at night is great… except when you make a very obvious mistake. The Station below is clearly the SECOND Station and not the First. Not only should I have caught my own mistake but the Roman numeral “II” in the picture should have guided me. Lord Jesus, meek and humble of heart, have mercy on me!”***

I have used the following picture before. It is the first Station of the Cross in mosaic as found in my home parish growing up.

The First Station, mosaic, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Newark, NJ

As we enter into the Sacred Triduum, consider the joy with which Our Lord embraced the cross. Emerich tells us that at several moments in the Passion He was overjoyed at what lay before Him for through the cross He would save His people.

Take up your cross and follow Him…


Tonight I ventured to church. I had missed the parish Stations of the Cross due to a scheduling conflict but by the grace of God I was still able to slip into the church to pray the Way of the Cross. As I silently made my way around the church praying for the little booklet of Liguori’s Stations, I was deeply moved by Our Lord’s Passion. I pray that you and I be blessed with such similar grace to enter into His agony and in particular to meditate on the relationship between Our Lord and His Mother.

If you are not in the habit of praying the Stations, might I suggest you give it a go? Even if your parish does not offer this devotion or you cannot make it when they do, make the effort to pray them even at home and especially with your families.

May God bless you this Lent!

Only 37 more days to go!

St. Veronica, pray for us!