Stations of the Cross and Virtual Journeys – A CyberPilgrim, Sr. Caroline Cerveny opes up some possibilities in this post.
If you have ever been in Jerusalem, you have probably experienced praying the Stations of the Cross winding your way through tight and narrow streets. I experienced this prayer journey in May during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The memory of the noise, people staring at us as they passed buy, and taking a turn at carrying the cross will not be forgotten. This is the journey that the Lord once took as he was condemned to die for us.
So, in a digital world, how can we pray the Stations of the Cross in a meaningful way? Saint Mary’s Press is providing a wonderful way to do this with their – Virtual Meditations: Stations of the Cross.
A young person today, using QR Codes, can:
- Actively engage in prayer by using their cell phones, iPods, or iPads
- Use videos to inspire their prayer
- Use technology to help them understand and reflect on the Stations of the Cross
I just prayed the stations using my iPhone, what an incredible experience. Sitting quietly in my living room, I was able to view the virtual stations that were created by Busted Halo. In addition, a series of suggested videos were generated showing a title and a link became available. Imagine easily having access to a variety of clips related to the Stations of the Cross at your fingertips.
What do you think?
Share your experiences.