New Stations of the Cross at Gate of Heaven Cemetery
We have many new additions in the works here at Gate of Heaven Cemetery this 2022 and one that has been completed is our New Stations of the Cross.
The beautiful, bronze, new Stations have replaced our existing wood Stations of the Cross in January.
Lent is approaching and we hope that more individuals, families, prayer groups, schools and parishes, will partake of walking to each Station, or stopping at each Station in their vehicle, to dedicate attention to the Stations. This will be helpful to the faithful to make in spirit, as it were, a pilgrimage to the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death for us.
The Stations of the Cross have become one of the most popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and devout meditation on the various incidents in turn.
A wonderful app to guide all of you through the Stations is the LAUDATE app on Google Play.
“It is the most comprehensive Catholic App available in English and other multiple languages.
Besides the STATIONS OF THE CROSS it includes other helpful Catholic connections like: Daily Mass Readings, Order of Mass, Liturgy of Hours, New American Bible, Latin Mass, Latin Liturgy of Hours, Rosary and Latin Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy (on Rosary screen), Seven Sorrows Rosary, Chaplet of St. Michael, Holy Wounds Chaplet, St Jude Chaplet, Franciscan Crown Rosary, Saint of the Day, Catechism of Catholic Church, Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), Daily Examination of Conscience, various prayers and prayers in Latin with English translation. Daily Prayer. Podcast for Rosary and Stations. Daily Meditations. Podcasts of Daily Readings with read-along text and meditations. Ability to bookmark prayers and create own categorized prayers. Export/Import for prayers. Edit prayers on your Mac or PC and Import into Laudate. Daily Bible Verse on Daily Readings screen. Douay-Rheims Bible for offline use. Second Vatican documents, Code of Canon Law and papal encyclical letters.” – Laudate
Go to Google Play, install the app and utilize all that it has for you.
We look forward with great hopes to see many from our Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and Christians throughout our community, to take their steps on this sacred ground this Lent, with prayer and meditation.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
“Give all your worries to Him, because He cares for you. ”
1 Peter 5:7
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”