This station tells the story of Simon of Cyrene, who was plucked from the crowd to help Christ to carry the cross, who was clearly struggling with its weight.
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As Christ carried the cross-beam through the streets of Jerusalem, he was accompanied by a great crowd of people, among whom were women in mourning for him. The episode is only mentioned in St Luke’s gospel, which is often described as the ‘gospel of women’ because of its strong female focus. St Luke’s tells us … Continue reading Christ comforts the women of Jerusalem (Luke 23:27-31)