As a follower of St. Francis of Assisi, Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Elena Gonzales invites us to reflect on Holy Week. Franciscans are known for their prayer of the Stations. During these coming days, we encourage you to pray your favorite version of this prayer of the Church and find some additional quiet time as you celebrate Holy Week. Here is a short way of the Cross shared by the St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity, San Antonio, Texas. Sister Elena teaches Grade 3 at Holy Family Catholic School, Green Bay, Wisconsin, part of the GRACE school system for the Diocese of Green Bay.
“We ponder the Gospel message that we must deny ourselves, take up our cross daily, and walk in the footsteps of Christ if we would be His disciples. We accept His call to suffering and personal sacrifice as part of our call to love as He loved.” -FSCC Constitutions, Chaper III, H.