At 4:00 pm each Friday during Lent we pray as a community the Stations of the Cross. Reflecting on the way that Jesus walked, leading up to his crucifixion, helps us unite ourselves more completely to the love of God for every human being, past, present and to come.

The British Catholic author, Caryll Houselander, who lived from 1901 to 1954, said this about the Way of the Cross: “Christ receives the cross with joy and lays it on his heart. ‘Bear one another’s burdens,’ he told us. Now he takes the whole world upon himself.”

In just two weeks we will be celebrating Good Friday and shortly after, Easter Sunday. As we continue our walk through Lent and prepare our hearts for the coming Holy Week and Sacred Triduum, may we be open to all that had in store for those who love the Lord, who already loves us without measure.

Abbot Christian and the monks