Lent 2018: Stations of the Cross

21 March 2018

Thorns in Kenya CAFOD Lent reflection

Thorns in Kenya. During Holy Week we journey with Jesus, who wears a crown of thorns on the Cross

Holy Week is a special moment of grace for us all to draw closer to Jesus in prayer. 

Pope Francis calls us to “serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters in need”. As Holy Week approaches, please remember to pray for our sisters and brothers living in poverty.      

Pray with us this Holy Week

Stations of the Cross Lent 2018

Our Stations of the Cross resource is intended to accompany you on your faith journey this Lent, especially during Holy Week.

It is a PowerPoint reflection to share with your parish or community, and guide you through the fifteen stations. There are also accompanying leader's notes.

In it you can follow stories like Marian’s from Zimbabwe.

When her son Tawanda was little, he was malnourished. If Marian left him sitting on the floor while she went off to do some chores, he would be in exactly the same place when she returned – too weak and tired even to play.

“My heart felt pain,” remembers Marian. Helped by CAFOD, she now tends a flourishing garden and her children eat a healthy, varied diet of fruit and vegetables. Marian carried a heavy cross of hunger, pain and fear for her children, but has endured and flourished. 

Download our Stations of the Cross resource

Easter prayers

Marian’s story is one of transformation. Her family has carried a heavy burden, but now they are living in hope. This reminds us of the redeeming hope of Christ's Resurrection at Easter.

Thank you as always for your generosity and prayers. May you have a blessed and holy Easter.   

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