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How to Pray the Stations of the Cross

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Download the Behold app here on iPhone or here on Android. Open the Stations of the Cross collection and press play.

Each of the 14 stations will open with a prayer, provide a passage of scripture and a short prompt for reflection, 15 seconds of silent time for meditation, and a closing prayer. As you pray, consider the ultimate sacrifice Christ made as you journey with him through his suffering and crucifixion.

You may also scroll through the images associated with each station below as you meditate on the details of each event.

This Stations of the Cross guide was created by Kendra Tierney. Click here to visit her website for a full PDF printable booklet of the devotion.

1st Station: Pilate Condemns Jesus to Die 
2nd Station: Jesus Accepts His Cross 
3rd Station: Jesus Falls the First Time
4th Station: Jesus Meets His Mother, Mary 
5th Station: Simon Helps Carry the Cross
6th Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus 
7th Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time
8th Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
9th Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time 
10th Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Clothes 
11th Station: Jesus is Nailed on the Cross 
12th Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross 
13th Station: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross 
14th Station: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb 

About the Authors

Kendra Tierney is a mother of ten with a passion for liturgical living at home. She is the author of The Catholic All Year Compendium, A Little Book About Confession for Children, and the forthcoming Catholic All Year Prayer Companion. Find more resources for living liturgically all year (including calendars, prayer guides, subscription boxes, and more) on her blog.

The Stabat Mater is sung by Grace Brown, author of a Catholic lifestyle blog, and her husband.

The African American spiritual "Were You There When They Crucified the Lord?" is sung by Alexa Kincaid.