This is a special Good Friday posting, depicting the Missionaries of the Poor Brothers at the monastery in Labuan Bajo solemnly praying the Stations of the Cross during the Lenten season. In addition, we have included some images of the same Stations of the Cross from the ‘Madonna Mountain’ in Labuan Bajo. This hill, on the edge of the town, which is covered in thick forest, has a ‘Way of the Cross’ track leading to the very top of the hill. At the top there are beautiful statues of the crucified Christ and the Madonna. The top of the hill is wonderfully serene and peaceful, and a marvellous place for prayer and meditation. Please ponder on the photographs so that, together, we may appreciate the significance of Holy Week.

We adore You O Christ, and we praise You. Because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world

1. First Station - Jesus is condemned to death
First Station – Jesus is condemned to death
2. First Station
First Station
3. Second Station - Jesus made to carry His cross
Second Station – Jesus is made to carry His cross
4. Second Station
Second Station
5. Third Station - Jesus falls the first time
Third Station – Jesus Falls the first time
6. Third Station
Third Station
7. Fourth Station - Jesus meets His sorrowful mother
Fourth Station – Jesus meets his sorrowful Mother
8. Fourth Station
Fourth Station
9. Fifth Station - Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry His cross
Fifth Station – Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry his cross
10. Fifth Station
Fifth Station
11. Sixth Station - Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
Sixth Station – Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
12. Sixth Station
Sixth Station
13. Seventh Station - Jesus Falls the second time
Seventh Station – Jesus falls the second time
14. Seventh Station
Seventh Station
15. Eighth Station - The women of Jerusalem weep over Jesus
Eighth Station – The women of Jerusalem weep over Jesus
16. Eighth Station
Eighth Station
17. Twelth Station - Jesus dies on the cross
Twelfth Station – Jesus is raised upon the cross and dies
18. The peaceful summit of 'Madonna Mountain' Labuan Bajo
The peaceful summit of ‘Madonna Mountain’ Labuan Bajo

 

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