On this Good Friday, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Marlita Henseler and Sister Mary Ann Spanjers share Stations of the Cross created by the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, Newton, WI that are displayed in the church’s gathering space. (Saint Francis of Assisi began this devotion focusing on the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.)
Click here to see each of the depictions on our Franciscan Community flickr account.
Click here to read Benjamin Wideman’s Lenten article from The Compass, Diocese of Green Bay regarding these Stations of the Cross created by individuals of various ages from the parish.
Almighty and eternal God, merciful Father, who hast given to the human race Thy beloved Son as an example of humility, obedience, and patience, to precede us on the way of life, bearing the cross: Graciously grant us that we, inflamed by His infinite love, may take up the sweet yoke of His Gospel together with the mortification of the cross, following Him as His true disciples, so that we shall one day gloriously rise with Him and joyfully hear the final sentence: “Come, ye blessed of My Father, and possess the kingdom which was prepared for you from the beginning,” where Thou reignest with the Son and the Holy Ghost, and where we hope to reign with Thee, world without end. Amen. -Saint Francis of Assisi