The Stations of the Cross A Reminder of Christ's Passion
SAN BERNARDINO, CA (April 16, 2011) – Lovely Anglin accepts the role of Mary, Mother of Jesus,
in “Mary's Way of the Cross” reflecting on her own motherhood, while empathizing with mothers
everywhere who have suffered the death of a child. The reenactment of the Stations of the Cross
through Mary's eyes will begin at 12 Noon on Good Friday, April 22nd, at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral,
--the heart of the Diocese of San Bernardino that serves about 1.2 million Catholics across San Bernardino
and Riverside counties, making it the nation’s 12th largest diocese in the U.S.
“The deep sorrow that Mary suffered watching the crucifixion of her son is mind numbing,” says
Anglin. “Mothers can often feel the pain of their children, and since the relationship with her son,
Jesus, is from a human perspective, watching him suffer had to be the greatest agony of Mary's life.”
The practice of the Stations of the Cross began in the 4th century as Christians made pilgrimages to
Jerusalem where is it believed that His Blessed Mother visited daily the scenes of the Lord's Passion:
following the path of Christ from Pontius Pilate's praetorium to Christ's tomb. The object of the
Stations is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, by meditating upon the steps
and scenes of Christ's sufferings and death.
This popular meditative devotion has been practiced among Catholics for centuries. There are 14
traditional stations: Pilate condemns Christ to death; Jesus carries the cross; the first fall; Jesus
meets His Blessed Mother; Simon of Cyrene helps to carry the cross; Veronica wipes the face of Jesus;
the second fall; Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem; the third fall; Jesus is stripped of His
garments; Jesus is nailed to the cross; Jesus dies on the cross; Jesus is taken down from the cross;
and Jesus is laid in the tomb. Although not traditionally part of the Stations, they have evolved over the
years to include a 15th station—the Resurrection of Jesus.
“I am humbled and honored to be a part of something so magnificent and enduring,” Anglin says.
No stranger to the theatrical world, she is also an accomplished singer, songwriter, and producer
who has collaborated with many recognizable and outstanding talent throughout the world.
Anglin is a certified Cantor with the Catholic Church.
For more information about “Mary's Way of the Cross,” please contact Our Lady of the Rosary
Cathedral located at 265 W. 25th Street in San Bernardino, California or call 909-883-8991.
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