The Lenten practice of meditating on the Way of the Cross of Jesus has been a long-standing tradition that connects us with Christ’s suffering and our own “cross” as disciples. I have shared with you in the past Jesus’ way and how the stations call to mind the progression of submitting ourselves to the Father’s Will as Jesus displayed in His suffering death. Each station marks an event that reminds us as we surrender our will we no longer walk alone but each step is guided in Faith, Hope and Love.
This year I decided to use this journey of the cross to see how Peter learned to submit to the call as the “Rock” plagued with failures and help along the way. I will present five brief conferences on OSM this Lent that will engage us with Peter’s journey and the example he sets as a mere human, in personal weakness and struggle, at the same time the head of the Church and the gift of his martyrdom. Peter loved Christ and was transformed by his own trials and cross. Peter became the strongest when he no longer trusted in his own opinion and began to trust in Mercy and Grace!
I believe the more we see our human weakness the more we can trust that God can work through our lives for the good of our own salvation and that of others!
Lenten Series: Saint Peter’s “Way of the Cross”
- The Condemnation of Body and Soul – February 25
- The Three Falls into the Father’s Will – March 4
- The Three Helps on the Way – March 11
- The Women of Jerusalem – March 18
- The Rest of the Story – March 31
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSEPH:
FRIDAY, MARCH 19 – CONSECRATION OF OUR PARISHES AND HOMES!!
- Four-part Series on Consecration of Saint Joseph – April 8, 15, 22 and 29
- Consecration – May 1