Stations of the Cross
Historically, the pilgrims coming to Jerusalem felt a connection to Jesus when following in his footsteps along the way of the cross on their pilgrimage. In the 1500s, when it was no longer easy or possible to visit the holy site, villages all over Europe began to create replicas of the way of the cross. Eventually these shrines became the set of 14 stations that grace nearly every Catholic Church in the world.
In making the Stations of the Cross, we enter into the mystery of Jesus’ gift of himself to us. In reflecting upon the passion, we involve our senses and emotions for a deeper experience of Jesus’ love for each of us. In realizing this love, may we all feel a deep gratitude and desire to love as we were first loved.
The Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Aberdeen, South Dakota completed a Stations of the Cross video just in time for Lent in 2012. Everyone you see or hear in the video is an Aberdeen Presentation Sister. The video allows you to view the Stations of the Cross in its entirety or advance the chapters to view an individual station. The sisters worked with the public awareness office in the production process from writing the script to filming it inside their Blessed Sacrament Chapel at the Convent.
The Stations of the Cross video was filmed on location in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Presentation Convent, Aberdeen, South Dakota.