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[quote:3hmwhjux]Why do you think you need to do good deeds or works to get into heaven?

Why do you say the rosary?

What is the rosary?

Why do you do the stations of the cross?

These are just some of the many questions I’ve been asked through the years :mrgreen:[/quote:3hmwhjux]

In reply as to “why do you(Catholic’s)do the stations of the cross”
The Stations of the Cross is a popular devotion used by individuals or groups who wish through prayer and reflection to follow Jesus Christ on his way to Calvary. Many Christians practice the devotion, but the Stations holds a special significance among Roman Catholics. It is one of the most important devotions honoring the passion of Jesus.

What matters most in the Stations of the Cross is to follow Jesus Christ in his passion and to see ourselves mirrored in him. To face life’s dark side in ourselves and in our world, we need images of hope, and Jesus offers images of hope in his passion. By accompanying him on the Way of the Cross, we gain his courageous patience and learn to trust in God who delivers us from evil.