Pray Stations Expressing St. Francis’ Love for Jesus Crucified

Paul Keggington

April 21, 2011

During this Holy Week, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity share  Sister Victoria Masil’s paintings of how St. Francis may have experienced the Passion. The original inlaid, wooden, relief Way of the Cross is found at our Motherhouse, Manitowoc, WI.

St. Francis had great devotion to Jesus crucified and asked that the devotion be a special part of the life of every Franciscan. He identified with our Lord’s sufferings to such an extent that he was gifted with the marks of the Passion, the stigmata. Sister Victoria attempted to portray Francis’s love by placing him as a figure in each one of the Stations. The 15th station is expressed by superceding the triumph over the burial in the 14th station.

What inspires you as you pray these stations?

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