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Stations of the Cross

 First Station:
Jesus is condemned to death.
On Good Friday, Jesus was brought before Pilate
to be tried. Pilate said that Jesus had done no wrong
and wanted to set him free; but he was afraid of the
Jews, and at last condemned Jesus to be.
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Second Station:
Jesus receives the cross.
Jesus was brought out of Pilate's palace, and a heavy
cross was laid on his shoulders for him to carry to the
hill of Calvary


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Third Station:
Jesus falls the first time.
The cross was so heavy and Jesus was so tired, that
it is said he fell to the ground beneath.
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Fourth Station:
Jesus is met by hisBlessed Mother.
As Jesus was carrying his cross, he was met by his
Mother, who went with him to Calvary and stayed with
him until he died.



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Fifth Station:
The cross is laid on Simon
of Cyrene.
As Jesus dragged his cross along, the soldiers
seized Simon of Cyrene, whom they met as he
was coming from his work in the fields, and made
him help to
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Sixth Station:
The face of Jesus is wipedby St. Veronica.
A woman named Veronica was so sorry for
Jesus, that she wiped his face with her handkerchief,
and it is said that when she got home she found the
likeness of the face of Jesus on it.



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Seventh Station:
Jesus falls for the second time.
As Jesus still staggered along with his cross, he
fell down, it is said, a second time under its weight.
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Eighth Station:
The women of Jerusalem mourn for Our Lord
When Jesus passed where they stood, some women
of Jerusalem wept for him; but Jesus said, "Weep not
for me, but for yourselves and for your children".



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Ninth Station:
Jesus falls the third time.
We are told that when Jesus had almost reached the
hill of Calvary, and was growing weaker under the
weight of the cross, he fell down a third time.
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Tenth Station:
Jesus is stripped of his garments.
When they reached the place where Jesus was to be
crucified, the soldiers stripped off his clothes, to divide
them among themselves.



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Eleventh Station:
Jesus is nailed to the Cross.
The cross was laid on the ground, and Jesus was
stretched upon it, and great nails were driven through
his hands and his feet.
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Twelfth Station:
Jesus dies upon the Cross.
The Cross was raised up, with Jesus hanging upon it;
so at last, giving his life to save the world, he died on
the Cross.



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Thirteenth Station:
The body of Jesus is taken down from the Cross.
Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus went to Pilate and
asked for the Body of Jesus to bury it; then they took it down
from the Cross and laid it in the arms of his blessed Mother.
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Fourteenth Station:
The body of Jesus is laid in the tomb.
Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus took the Body of
Jesus and laid it in a new tomb, carved out of a rock in a
garden. There it remained until Easter morning, when
Jesus rose in triumph from the dead.



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