Marquette To Hold Campus-Wide
"Stations Of The Cross"
Marquette University will hold a campus-wide viewing of the
Stations of the Cross on Thursday, March 17 beginning at 5:15
p.m. The procession will begin in the Chapel of the Holy Family
in the Alumni Memorial Union (2 nd floor) and conclude at
the St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Stations have been set up all
across campus. The entire viewing process will last about
an hour and a half and will include prayer and reflection
at each station.
"This is a great opportunity to pray through the sacred
events of Christ's passion," says Fr. Will Prospero,
S.J., assistant director of University Ministry. "And
praying on the sufferings of Jesus is a way to better understand
his death and resurrection." Typically, the Stations
of the Cross are held during Holy Week but it is being held
on March 17 due to Marquette's spring break. Holy Week in
the Catholic Church is the week leading up to Easter that
includes Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday.
Making the Stations of the Cross is a tradition that dates
back to the earliest of days. Followers of Jesus who wanted
to tell the story of his passion, death and resurrection would
take travelers along the route that he walked and show them
where various events took place. In the 1500's, Europeans
who found it difficult to make the long pilgrimage to Jerusalem
began making small shrines to commemorate the different stages
of Jesus' final hours. Eventually, these shrines became the
15 stations that exist in Catholic churches around the world
For more information on Thursday's procession, contact
University Ministry at 288-6873.
Date: Thursday, March 17
Time: 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Place: Beginning at Chapel of the Holy
Family in Alumni Memorial Union and concluding at St. Joan
of Arc Chapel
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