The Stations of the Cross date back to the sixteenth century. They were created by Franciscan monks to help people go to Jerusalem in their imaginations and follow the path that Jesus is thought to have taken on the final day of his earthly life. Over the centuries, the exact number of stations and the events they depict have varied. The images are drawn both from the Biblical accounts and from traditional stories.
Local sculptor, Chloe A. White, has created a new set of Stations for St. Benedict’s which draw from a slightly different set of images than usual, starting with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, praying to be excused from his ordeal “If this cup cannot pass by, but I must drink it, your will be done!” (Matthew 26:42)
You can walk the Stations here.
St. Benedict’s Stations of the Cross is a gift of the Hirahara family.