What are Stations of the Cross?

Look no further to learn about the this beautiful catholic devotion. A free online Catholic resource which you can refer to time and time again to learn about this beautiful catholic meditation. A truly inspirational catholic prayer which can be recited alone in silence or aloud as part of a group, family or congregation.

Use our visual guide to learn the sequence of prayers and responses. You will find out where to begin and end as well as how to announce the stations to be prayed.

 Stations - Prayers

Way of the Cross for Children

The Way of The Cross

Bible Verses for Each Station

What are the Stations of The Cross? - List of Stations.......

A wonderful prayer to teach your children. Watch our useful videos about the different prayers that make up this inspirational devotion, complete with beautiful music and pictures.

They are an ideal resource for teaching your own children or perhaps using as part of catechism classes in preparation for Holy Eucharist or First Holy Communion and particularly during the important season of lent.


List of Stations

  • First Station: Jesus is condemned to death

  • Second Station: Jesus carries His cross

  • Third Station: Jesus falls the first time

  • Fourth Station: Jesus meets his mother

  • Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross

  • Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

  • Seventh Station: Jesus falls the second time

  • Eighth Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

  • Ninth Station: Jesus falls a third time

  • Tenth Station: Jesus clothes are taken away

  • Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross

  • Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the cross

  • Thirteenth Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross

  • Fourteenth Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb



Way of The Cross - Bible Verses
The text for all the Bible Verses has been included as well as the gospel and chapter they are taken from. Read our easy to follow step by step guide for more information.

When to Pray the Way of the Cross
Find out when the stations should be prayed as well as how to pray the stations. The text to all the prayers has been included as well as a step by step guide to praying this beautiful catholic devotion. Teach your children the importance of the stations depicting Jesus and the events that occurred along his final journey on earth. Use the videos as a teaching aid, lots of images have been included for all fourteen stations.

Stations of The Cross - Prayers

This section contains information on all the individual Stations of The Cross that make up this inspirational catholic devotion. The text to all the prayers has been included as well as the words to the Stabat Mater prayer. Also referred to as 'The Cross' prayer or 'At the cross her station keeping' hymn, a verse is often sung between stations. We have included the English and Latin text to this important prayer as well as a video complete with beautiful images and traditional background music. Videos are a great way to teach children or those new to the Catholic faith this important Catholic devotion.

Stations of The Cross

    • What are the Stations of The Cross?

    • How to pray the Stations

    • List of Stations

    • Spiritual Pilgrimage

    • Stations of the Cross Prayers

    • What is the Way of the Cross?

    • Useful learning resource - Pictures and Videos

    • Facts about the Stations of the Cross

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