You are cordially invited to attend the Living Stations of the CrossWe have had the St. Alphonsus Ligurori Stations of the Cross each Friday of Lent with the chanting of the Stabat Mater between the Stations.
Using the same book and Stabat Mater, our youth under the direction of our CRE, posed each station in costume last night. It was prayerful and reverential.
As with the other normal Stations, we concluded with Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Prior to the recession after Benediction to "Holy God We Praise Thy Name" I thanked our director and youth. Because all had been quite solemn and reverent as well as devotional, I was quite pleased that no one applauded because it was an experience of worship and adoration not entertainment.
AS AN ASIDE, DO YOU EXPERIENCE BENEDICTION TO CONCLUDE THE STATIONS?