Stations of the Cross
refers to the liturgical practice of using various events in the final hours of Jesusí life as a structure for prayer and spiritual reflection. Historically, Christian pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem retraced the route of Jesus as he carried his cross to his death. Early pilgrimages varied considerably with different starting places and different routes. The modern practice of the Stations of the Cross is designed to be more interactive and serves to help the traveler take the journey with Christ from the garden to the tomb. Stopping at each station, participants were able to reflect on the particulars of Christ's journey and the implications of these "stations" for their own journey of faith.
The stations were created by various groups of students, faculty, and staff from around campus, making this an expression of collaboration and creativity.