Stations of the Cross

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.

Virtual CRS Stations of the Cross:

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:

  • Agriculture projects that help farmers improve harvests
  • Water and sanitation projects that bring clean water to communities
  • Microfinance projects that support small businesses
  • Mother and child health projects that offer health and nutrition services
  • Education projects that provide resources and training

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.

For More Information:

Director of Faith Development
Br. Scott Slattum, OFM
Phone:  602-354-2082

2 Comments on “Stations of the Cross

  1. The Church is between 11 AM and 12 Noon for praying. At 12 Noon is Mass. The Church is then open again from about 12:30 PM to 2 PM for prayer.

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