Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stations of the Cross

When we moved we were left wondering where we could set up our Stations of the Cross grottos in our new "old" home.  My little daughter came up with the idea to place them on the windows we just replaced in our homeschool room. Our lights have a dimmer in there thanks to my husband's buddy Jon Forred. It was absolutely beautiful with the votives lit. Here's our Stations and how we had them set up in our old "new" house.

I have the Holy Heroes Stations of the Cross CD, but I have it downloaded on our Chromebooks, so we listen to it on Amazon Cloud (I think that's what it's called).  I highly recommend the Holy Heroes Stations of the Cross CD, it's very dramatic with orchestra and sound effects, it's very moving and adults will enjoy it just as much as kids. You feel completely immersed, as if you are there on Via Dolorosa.

If you decide to make your own, start over the summer or in the fall before Christmas (you don't want to overload yourself with household/homeschool duties and a large project). MODG's first grade syllabus show this as a project for art- lucky for us we had already completed it. With all the illness we have been catching we could have never gotten them done this year. There is a set for sale by Illuminated Ink (same people who make those nice crafty Advent candles), it's around $50.

My kids do love doing the Stations, which I think is amazing as a mother because of the time it takes to do them. St. Pope John Paul the Great did stations frequently, every Friday throughout the year, and every day during the Lent Season. He's our patron Saint this year, so it's good to follow in his footsteps.

We adore you Christ and we praise you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

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