Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stations of the Cross

The Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, CT led the Stations of the Cross last Friday evening at our parish.  We also happened to be hosting the Stations for all the Parishes in our town.  Hundreds came and our Church was filled.  Despite the crowd, the children did not seem distracted and reverently took turns leading the reflections at each station.  The youngest reader was just 6 years old. Some of the children carried candles and another led the group with a large wooden cross.

The parents of  some of the children who belong to our group are professional singers and they graciously offered to sing and play the flute between stations.  The music was exceptional and we all felt so grateful to Our Lord for blessing the group with such talented people to sing with us.  Children's Rosary books were also given out to those who attended that evening.  So many folks from different parishes commented how wonderful it was to see children leading prayer.  Maybe one of the most memorable things for me was coming home and seeing my daughter and son go up to their bedroom and together continue to read the reflections for each station and sing the song we sang between the stations.  Children are such wonderfully spiritual beings.  They really do love prayer and Our Lord. I am so grateful to the many people who came to the Stations that night.  By there presence they gave witness to these small children of the importance of such a practice as praying at the foot of the cross and remembering Our Lord's Passion.

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