March 10, 2011
Stations of the Cross, or as it's known by it's Latin name “Via
Crucis,” is made up of the 14
stations that represent the
moments of the Passion of Christ.
this one is significant from many others.
has a traditional style that is
also in tune with today.
There are 14 stations and more than 50 statues each
measuring six feet tall.
boast as being the Via Crucis
with the greatest figures in the world. There is another similar
in Lourdes, but their figures are a
Via Crucis is a joint project of the municipalities from
and the Eternal City, that began 7 years ago.
now and late April they
will be on Rome's
Via della Conciliazione, the main street leading to the Vatican,
thousands of tourists pass
every day. After
Rome, the statues will
lead pilgrims to Chile's
Mayor Coquimbo, Chile“In
be taken to Coquimbo to be placed
on the slopes
San Miguel hill.
of the Cross will
Mayor of Rome, Italy
will help all pilgrims and citizens of Rome to better understand
the mysteries of faith, Easter and the Resurrection.”
statues that adorn
the Vatican during Holy Week help
to visually remind us of what happened during those days.