Lenten Resources

Way of the Cross: Stations and Meditations from Arkansas

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 The following Stations of the Cross offer reflections from Catholics in Arkansas. They are accompanied by illustrations from indoor, outdoor and live stations at churches and monasteries across the state. Together the meditations and artwork show the beauty and diversity of God's revelation to humanity. The Diocese of Little Rock may encompass the entire state of Arkansas, but we are one in the body of Christ. Order on DVD.


Station 1: Jesus is Condemned to Death

Meditation: Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Diocese of Little Rock


Station 2: Jesus Carries his Cross

Meditation: Cackie Upchurch, Director, Little Rock Scripture Study


Station 3: Jesus Falls for the First Time

Meditation: Chris Thomas, St. Edward, Texarkana


Station 4: Jesus Meets his Mother

Meditation: María Velázquez, Secretary, Office of the Bishop


 

Station 5: Simon Helps Jesus Carry his Cross

Meditation: Father Erik Pohlmeier, Director, Faith Formation Office


 

Station 6: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Meditation: Debbie Eckert, St. Joseph, Conway


Station 7: Jesus Falls the Second Time

Meditation: Deacon Chuck Ashburn, Assistant Director, Vocations and Seminarians Office


Station 8: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem

Meditation: Father Jerome Kodell, OSB, Subiaco Abbey


Station 9: Jesus Falls the Third Time

Meditation: Father Tony Robbins, Pastor, St. Joseph, Conway


Station 10: Jesus is Stripped of his Clothes

Meditation: Betsy McNeil, St. Vincent de Paul, Rogers


Station 11: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Meditation: Father Rubén Quinteros, pastor, Immaculate Heart of Mary, North Little Rock (Marche)


Station 12: Jesus Dies on the Cross

Meditation: Betsy Wiederkehr Huss, Blessed John Newman University Parish, Jonesboro


Station 13: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

Meditation: Edward Dodge, Teacher, Catholic High School, Little Rock


Station 14: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb

Meditation: Christie Powell, Youth Minister, Immaculate Conception Church, North Little Rock



Related Resources

What are the Stations of the Cross? — This ancient, Lenten meditation now consists of 14 stations, taken both from Scripture and tradition, that focus on the passion and death of Jesus.


Walking in the Footsteps of Christ — Explore the "Via Dolorosa" ("Way of the Cross") in Jerusalem that follows the route believed to have been taken by Jesus when he was crucified.


Stations of the Cross in Parishes — Visit our calendar to find parishes in the Diocese of Little Rock that offer the stations on Fridays during Lent. Or contact a parish directly to find stations near you.


Stabat Mater — The ("Mother was Standing") is a 13th-century Catholic hymn about Mary's pain at the foot of her Son's cross. The message of the hymn focuses on the bond that unites Mary and all Christians to the death of Jesus on the cross.