A message from Fr. Matthew Foley, OFM Conv., who serves as an instructor and Campus Minister at our St. Francis High School (Athol Springs, NY):
“Today we should be praying the Live Stations of the Cross, at school. The stations are an important Franciscan devotion. For those who couldn’t pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the friars brought the Holy Land to them! Before school was moved online, my peer ministers were in the process of writing their own reflections and prayers for it. Alas. So in that fashion, Alverna couldn’t act out the Stations today. So we’re bringing them to you via the internet. I hope this might help you have a Holy Week. Watch when you have some time (about 20 minutes) to watch and pray. “
Note: Since 2004, the student leader – juniors and seniors – of the “Alverna” Homeroom, representing a cross section of the school, involve themselves in organizing service projects, school liturgies, and everything else spiritual at the school. The name comes from La Verna, the hill in Tuscany where St. Francis of Assisi received the stigmata.