“Making Our Way with Jesus to the Cross” — March 23, 2024

A version of this retreat will be take place on January 11, 2025. Plesse let me know if you’d like to attend.

We invite you to prepare to enter Holy Week by freshly experiencing a traditional practice: following the “Way (the “Stations”) of the Cross.”  Walk, reflect and pray with Jesus as He is condemned to death, as He makes His tortured way through Jerusalem to Golgotha, as He consoles His Mother, as He encounters the kindness of Veronica and the grief of the women of Jerusalem, as He weakens, stumbles and falls, as He is crucified, dies and is buried.  Our faith tells us that death is not the end, that it is the necessary door to eternal life, that the Resurrection belongs to Jesus and to us.  Facing the reality of Jesus’s death helps deepen our belief in this mystery. 

Participants will receive a copy of The Way of the Cross: The Path to New Life by Sister Joan Chittister with illustrations by Janet McKenzie. Participants will also have the opportunity to follow the Way using the Monastery’s own unique resources: the outdoor version (on the path to the Benedictine Cemetery) and the wall plaques designed for indoor display.  Both of these meditative art resources were reverently crafted by Sister Angela Meister.