My children are energetic, there are many of them and it’s difficult to keep them reverent and quiet (biggest understatement in recorded history). Therefore, we haven’t made it to many Stations of the Crosses at the church.
I bought a set of prints from the local Catholic store to do an at-home version, but they didn’t quite have a look that appealed to my senses (or the children’s). And looking around, there just weren’t a lot of at-home choices available.
I took up painting recently and for Lent, thought I’d try to do a set of Stations myself. I like the Byzantine style and I like folk, so they’re a bit of a combination of the two.
And they’ve engaged my children, which is a very good thing. I used them as teaching aids through holy week and plan to use them in their religion classes as well. And, of course, we’ll use them for our at-home stations.
I had them printed (at a local printer) on 8.5X 5.5 inch card stock. They came out so lovely! Each is numbered on the back and the set comes with a very basic collection of prayers to get you started along with a list of each station (I have found basic is easier to get children in the habit of doing them since they’re more visual when they’re younger).
They can be propped up, held, framed or hang them along the wall with yarn and clothespins like I did with my other set. Great for family Stations during Lent (though the indulgences don’t apply for this set), doing the Stations on Fridays, learning about the Stations of the Cross or maybe you just like them and want them up in the house. 🙂