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Jerusalem?

Day 33 – a picture of somewhere you went today

Jerusalem?  Only if I finally mastered apparition.

Today is Friday, and it is Lent, and I had the evening off, so I went to the Stations of the Cross.

The Stations of the Cross are pretty much the Church’s version of a “stay-cation.”  They came about because traveling to the Holy Land wasn’t always an option for your everyday laity.  The Stations provided people with a way to make a Lenten pilgrimage within their own churches.  They’re beautiful and mournful and aerobic and humbling and wholly Catholic.  Even though all that is required for the Stations is 14 small wooden crosses on the wall, they encompass so much. 

We adore you, o Christ, and we praise you, because by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.