Im/migration: Stations of the Cross

Walking the Stations of the Cross, or “praying” them, is a traditional spiritual practice among Christians. It’s a practice that evolved so people anywhere could symbolically go on “pilgrimage” to the Holy Land and tap into the power of the location and the events that happened there.

By entering the story of Jesus’ last day through art, we reflect on The Passion outside of the intellect.  We involve our senses, our experience and our emotions. 

This year, we are honored to present 15 Stations of the Cross representing a series of significant moments in Jesus’ last day curated by Grace Commons of Chicago during Lent 2012, contemplating each station through the lens of immigration and migration. Artists from several churches and other organizations participated in creating the art. These depictions will be displayed throughout the main floor of the church during Holy Week beginning on Palm Sunday through noon of Holy Saturday. This journey will be open for your contemplation from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday – Friday and 9:00 a.m. – noon on Saturday. Please mark your calendar and experience this moving walk through the eyes of immigrants and migrants.