S: The Stations of the Cross
BC: "Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." - St. Augustine
FC: The Stations of the Cross | Written & Illustrated By: 5th & 6th Graders of St. Augustine School 2010 - 2011 | Bettina Briones
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2: Kindergarden Mrs. Corbin | First Grade Mrs. Gray | Second Grade Mrs. Lause
3: Third Grade Mrs. Dulinsky | Fourth Grade Mr. Cramer | Fifth & Sixth Grades Mrs. Miller & Mrs. Burgei | Seventh & Eighth Grades Mrs. Deniston
4: Jesus is standing in front of a person named Pontius Pilate. Angry people were yelling and throwing things at Jesus. Pontius Pilate sentenced Jesus to death. Jesus took his cross and walked. Greg Westhoven & d'Artagnan Richards | Station 1: Jesus is Condemned to Death
5: After Jesus is condemned, the soldiers place a cross on His shoulders. The cross is big and heavy. Jesus still doesn't resist or say anything to the soldiers. Chase Hoepf | Station 2: Jesus is Given His Cross
6: Jesus fell in front of the soldiers and the people who had believed in Him and His mother. He was here because He spoke out and took risks for others. Look where it got Him. Jesus loved us so much that he went through this pain to save us from sin. He carried His cross, knowing he would die for us. Justin Majewski | Station 3: Jesus Falls the First Time
7: Jesus is meeting His Mother on his way to be crucified in Calvary. She is crying because they love each other so much. Mary doesn't want to see her son die. The man in the corner is guarding Jesus making sure that He keeps walking and doesn't spend time with other people. Jesus loves His mother very much, but he has to do what he was intended to do. Reilly Steffel & Gabi Adkins | Station 4: Jesus Meets His Mother
8: Jesus is tired from carrying the cross. The soldiers look into the crowd to find a man who will help Jesus. The man they chose was named Simon. Jesus and Simon together carry the cross to the hill. Logan Irving | Station 5: Simon Carries the Cross
9: Jesus is tired and sweating. His back hurts from carrying His cross down the long road. A lady named Veronica pushes her way through the crowd to see Jesus. Veronica wipes Jesus' face with a clean towel. To show Jesus is thankful, He leaves an imprint of His face on the towel. The guards begin to yell and Jesus moves forward. Kiara Gray | Station 6: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
10: Now it is difficult for Jesus to walk. He is getting very weak and starting to stumble. He is getting hungrier and is hurting everywhere. The soldiers are trying to make Him go fast, and Jesus falls the second time. When He falls on the rocky, dirty, and hard street, the heavy cross falls on top of Him. Tori Smith & Callie Pullen | Station 7: Jesus Falls the Second Time
11: Jesus was passing the street where some women were standing. The women said loving words to Jesus, trying to make Him feel better. Jesus said He would feel better if He knew everyone would be nice to one another. Allison Williams & McKenna Koesters | Station 8: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
12: Jesus is tired of walking . He can barely take another step. It's really hard for Jesus to breathe. He has been walking a really long time on the dirty road, and Jesus doesn't have enough energy to walk any longer. Then Jesus falls down in the street. Jesus asks for God's help. Jesus gets back up, even though it is difficult for Him to do. Ben Gray | Station 9: Jesus Falls the Third Time
13: Look at Jesus. His clothes are almost off and they are sticking to His back. All that is left is one piece of cloth. He is dying and being mistreated. He is in front of all the people almost naked. Logan Helmke & Ethan French | Station 10: Jesus is Stripped of His Clothing
14: When Jesus is nailed to the cross, He was taken to a place that was called Golgotha (the Place of the Skull). The soldiers took hold of Him and laid him on the cross. They nailed His hands first. One big spike was used to nail his feet. Jesus was calm; He did not scream or panic. After this, He was still conscious and coherent, unlike most victims. Sam Meece & Brock Nartker | Station 11: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
15: Look at Jesus who has gone through excruciating pain on the cross for us. He has fallen three times and drug the cross to where He is now. After a while on the cross, Jesus looks at the Heavenly Father and prays. Then Jesus bows his head and dies. Maddie Nye | Station 12: Jesus Dies on the Cross
16: Jesus is now taken from the cross. He doesn't have to suffer anymore. It's all over for Jesus. Mary, Jesus' mother, holds him in her gentle hands and arms. She and Jesus' friends are very sad, and they cry as they hold His body. Blayre Beck & Hayley Nartker | Station 13: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
17: The soldiers put clean clothes and a sweet smelling perfume on Him. After Jesus died, the soldiers put him into a tomb and rolled a big boulder in front of the entrance. Donnie Franz & Nick Siclair | Station 14: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb
18: It is Easter morning. Everyone is surprised to see Jesus up walking around, but then they remember that it is the third day! Jesus is no longer in pain. He is alive! Everyone is happy, and they spread the joyful news that He is risen. All the people who followed Him are full of joy! Sarah Carpenter | Station 15: The Resurrection of Jesus
19: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
20: St. Augustine Church's Stations of the Cross
21: Lord Jesus Christ, Your passion and death is the sacrifice that unites earth and heaven and reconciles all people to You. May we who have faithfully reflected on these mysteries follow in Your steps and so come to share Your glory in heaven where You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit one God, for ever and ever. Amen.