The Stations of the Cross refers to the depiction of the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus, and the devotion commemorating the Passion. The tradition as chapel devotion began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the medieval period. The object of the Stations is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s suffering and death.
Pilate condems Jesus to death on the cross at Gabbatha
Jesus takes up (or carries) his cross
Jesus falls for the first time
Jesus meets his mother
Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
Jesus falls for the second time
Jesus meets (talks to) the women of Jerusalem
Jesus falls for the third time
Jesus is stripped of his garments
Jesus is nailed to the cross at Golgotha
Jesus dies on the cross
The body of Jesus is placed in the arms of his mother.
Jesus is laid in the tomb