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Lent 2022: Journeying the Stations of the Cross with Jesus

As we seek to make “His Heart, My Home” this year, the Stations of the Cross are a devotion the Lord has been calling us to do to grow our relationship with Him. A type of spiritual pilgrimage, the Lord desires to journey with all of us during Lent through the Stations of the Cross–to draw us each of us deeper into relationship as we meditate on His Passion and death. So we hope that you will join us this Lent, even amidst whatever else you may give up or alongside other devotionals or spiritual practices you might do this year. As you’ll see in our video and read in the notes below, the Stations of the Cross spiritually complement other Lenten practices beautifully.

A type of spiritual pilgrimage, the Lord desires to journey with all of us during Lent through the Stations of the Cross—to draw us each of us deeper into relationship as we meditate on His Passion and death.

Lisa Martinez

It also felt like it was about time for you to meet our newest team member and our editor, Caitlyn Pszonka, the artist and writer who generously offered her work for our Lent 2022 initiative, “Journey the Stations of the Cross in Art and Poetry.”

Please listen to our discussion in the video below, as we give a little “behind the scenes” look into this work as we prepare to Journey the Stations of the Cross with Jesus this Lent. Learn what inspired the artist to do this work, why we picked the Stations as our Lenten program, and find out more about this Lenten devotion–which we share is easy as 1-2-3! 

Don’t forget to download your eBook for free here:

VIDEO NOTES:

Introduction to Artist: Caitlyn shares a little about herself.

Introduction to the initiative: The Stations can companion whatever devotion or practice anyone is doing this Lent or become a practice that some wish to singularly focus on during Lent—and hopefully beyond!

The Stations of the Cross: 

  • Why this program? 
    • Our team has struggled with praying this devotion during Lent
  • What are the Stations of the Cross?
    • Catholic devotion
    • Series of 14 images with prayers of Christ’s journey to the cross, often prayed with short hymns.
    • We “walk” the journey with Christ
      • Spiritually journey with Him
      • Allow ourselves to enter into this Lent more deeply—with truly grateful, reflective hearts.
  • Why meditate on the Stations of the Cross?
    • Gives us a deeper appreciate in what is happening in each part of Christ’s Passion and death.
      • When we understand what Christ endured out of love for each one of us, it moves the heart to respond in love.
    • Everyone will walk their own journey of the cross in their own way—each connecting with the Savior in a beautiful, unique way/
  • Launched our program to help make the stations more accessible this Lent
    • Can be a companion to another Lent program you’re doing, or a devotion that some want to singularly embrace 
    • Enter in with beauty: Art and poetry
    • Easy as 1-2-3:
      • Read: eBook. And blogs by our team throughout Lent with our own stories of how we have lived aspects of each Station of the Cross in our journeys.
      • Watch: Video of stations w/ readings from the poet (below)
      • Meditate: Artwork available as prints
  • Artist’s approach
    • What inspired you to paint the stations?
    • Style
      • Abstract, styled after stained glass 
      • Purpose of “featureless” images
    • Penitential and reflective nature
    • Further insights from the artist on the poetry and artwork 

Find more of Caitlyn’s work at Heart to Sacred Heart and on Instagram @hearttosacredheart

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About Author

Creative, Entrepreneur & Silly-Heart. Christ has called her to bring the broken to His Sacred Heart. Calls Austin home with her mountain-man husband, Mike, who she loves to travel through life with as well as around the world.

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