The Stations of the Cross, a Franciscan devotion, began as the practice of pious pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations currently found in almost every church.
Please join St. Mary’s Basilica in support of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and their work supporting the poor through their annual Rice Bowl Project. Seventy-Five percent of your gift supports CRS’ programs around the world. Some examples include:
Twenty-five percent of your donations go to hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in our own community. View the video below to see the impact your donation has on others. Please pick up a Rice Bowl at the beginning of Lent in the vestibule of St. Mary’s Basilica.
Director of Faith Development
Br. Scott Slattum, OFM