Students at Maine Catholic schools and in parish faith formation programs plan to present the Living Stations of the Cross around the state leading up to Easter Sunday, April 9.

The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of pious pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem to retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. They have been prayed for centuries, allowing Christians who are unable to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to spiritually follow in the steps that Jesus took from his arrest and judgment to his crucifixion, death and burial, according to a news release from Dave Guthro, communications director, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Here is a list of local presentations scheduled:

Palm Sunday, April 2

The Living Stations of the Cross will be presented by youth ministry members at 7 p.m. at St. Athanasius & St. John Church, 126 Maine Ave.

Good Friday, April 7

Students at Saint Dominic Academy will present the Living Stations of the Cross beginning at 10:45 a.m. in the Callahan Memorial gym of the academy’s Auburn campus, 121 Gracelawn Road.



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