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…

Solemn Choral Vespers

Join the Franciscan Friars for our Lenten Solemn Choral Vespers on the Sundays of Lent at St. Mary’s Basilica in downtown Phoenix.  Evening prayer will include choral and organ music for each service.  All are welcome to attend, including members of other Christian traditions….

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

During Holy Week, Christians commemorate the Passion of Christ, who died on Good Friday, and rose on Easter Sunday to give new life to all who believe. Thus, while Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter through the…